This year has arrived at its shortest day. Time to focus on light, it's the season ...
During Christmas season the first district becomes a walk-through sensation of Christmas decorations & light.
|A Vanillekipferl-forest on display at Demel's / Kohlmarkt|
|The Kohlmarkt with the Demel (2nd building from the left)|
|Entering the City Centre through the gloomy 'Michaeler Gate' with the lights from Kohlmarkt as seen above in the distance. (yes, the Kohlmarkt is tiny)|
|1 photo - 2 attractions: Würstel and Raffael|
|Rotenturmstraße channeling China Town? Christmas lights in Vienna|
|Hurry, Dior's doors are closing soon ...|
|... please come back tomorrow.|
|The chandeliers at the Graben transform the pedestrian zone into a virtual ballroom (at least in my eyes)|
|Around the corner, at Trattnerhof, you find small chandeliers, almost modest, compared to the Graben.|
|Oh yes. Stephen's Cathedral. Grande! |
There is a Christmas village at the bottom of the Cathedral. Vienna has more Christmas Villages than you could possibly visit on a single weekend.
|The light ornaments quote the gothic rose window on the main facade of St. Stephen's Cathedral. I am a big fan of this design.|
|Tourists taking a bow in front ot the GUCCI shopwindow. |
Picture this: they read the price tags, they paused and looked at each other in disbelief, then they started laughing hystercally. (not pictured)
Window shopping is a guilty pleasure, never ceases to entertain me.
|Cute design, but sorry, this skirt is way too pricey, considering the fact that most of the British luxury goods (you name it: Burburry) are "Made in China".|
|Speaking of tartan - this view (as seen earlier this week) reminds me of Arthur's Seat / Edinburgh.|
Vienna, as seen from the top of the Kahlenberg. Not long and the hills are going to be covered with snow. Wishful thinking ... Hello, Winter ...?!