Mary at the Shore church
captured from Sterngasse
A glimpse from Philharmonikergasse
Christmastime in Austria
"The angels are baking Christmas cookies,"
my mother used to tell us children when
the sun set in a sea of rose and magenta -
rose tinted morning skies are also
part of Austria's December color palette
Images and Text © by Merisi
-> Maria am Gestade church @ Wikipedia:
"Maria am Gestade (English: Mary at the Shore) is a Gothic church in Vienna, Austria. One of the oldest churches in the city—along with St. Peter's Church and St. Rupert's Church—it is one of the few surviving examples of Gothic architecture in the Vienna. Located in the Innere Stadt at Salvatorgasse 12, near the Donaukanal, the church was traditionally used by sailors on the Danube river. The name reflects the former location on the Fluvial terrace of an arm of the Danube river, prior to its regulation."