Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Vienna atmosphere and some snowfall

























Familiar pictures from wintry Vienna:
St. Stephen's Cathedral, Fiaka horses at the Graben, St. Peter's Cathedral, Julius Meinl's gourmet temple, Hofkonditorei Demel's sweet shop windows with a 7 storeyed cake, Michaelertor and Hofburg, Heldenplatz and a view toward the City Hall, Volksgarden with its famous rosebushes, now protected against the cold by jute sacks and a big old plane-tree, the Meierei with closed doors, waiting for the warmer season to welcome coffee lovers, Empress Sisi's memorial, visited by her loyal fans from Japan (with umbrellas), and a Maroniverkäufer, selling hot sweet chestnuts - the best snack on cold, snowy days!

7 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely walk around your beautiful city, Maria! It does look cold and gray much like Seattle, but still fascinating. Hope you're doing well. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Sylvia

Romicas said...

Thanks, Maria, for the wonderful walk through Vienna. It brought back my memories from the city I loved so much visiting 3 years ago. Unfortunatly not with snow.
Have a good weekend.

Romicas

jeannette stgermain said...

Oooh, this weather is the right background for the carriage and horses! Beautiful atmospheric pics! What is heisse maroni hot...?)
Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!

Lara Neusiedler said...

no matter the weather - Vienna is beautiful!

Linda said...

So grey and 'February', but brightened up by the hot chestnuts and that crazy leaning cake.

Lady Di Tn said...

Oh thank you for taking us along on your walk. That was fun. Peace

keiz said...

hi! ill be arriving in vienna on april and your photos made me excited to be there..what a beautiful place. I hope i can meet you in person..dont know anybody there. :D