Christmas lights of Vienna
• Christmas lights of Vienna
Every December before the holidays of Christmas and New year the streets of Vienna, like any other city, illuminated with thousands of lights. According to some sources it all cost the city treasury to almost one million euros. In the windows of shops and cafes there are Christmas decorations, Christmas markets open in the squares. At every step is worth the smell of spices, cinnamon, roasted chestnuts. holiday atmosphere in the city for over a month. This is the time when starting a pleasant fuss - purchasing gifts and cards, decoration of homes with wreaths, garlands, balloons, buy real Christmas tree ...
In Vienna, the stunning illuminations that pleases the eye and create a festive atmosphere for both the Viennese and for the many thousands of tourists. Let's take a walk through the streets of the city of jewelery?
We begin our walk on the central pedestrian street Kärntnerstraße. The lights are lit on the street does not constantly. They then extinguished, then light up again. For photos you need to catch the moment when the whole street lights and lights are at their maximum brightness. Difficulties adds the wind that shakes the lights.
In the very beginning of the street, near the Opera, the store is decorated with here is a beautiful big bow.
Main view of the Cathedral of St. Stephen. Near the Christmas tree and the Christmas Fair, which opened for the first time this year
is pivoted in the direction of the Graben - there already hung the most beautiful chandeliers Christmas in Vienna.
Not less fabulous decorations hung in the small alleys. They seem to be beckoning to turn off the main street and walk down a quiet place among the old houses.
And this is the church of St. Peter. Next to him, an ordinary bus stop, which crosses the Graben and travels farther Shtafansplats area. I like to photograph this place carts that go around the church and move in narrow lanes on it.
"Golden Block" of Vienna and one of its boutiques.
Now, let's go through the most fabulous street Kohlmarkt, which translates as coal market. Coal here is long gone, and at Christmas there is a rain of lights.
Most favorite pastime in Vienna - pictures of interesting lights.
The rain of lights and reflections in the windows create an indescribable atmosphere of the holiday.
Somewhere one grandmother lives here, which almost every night can be seen on a walk with her little gray poodle in the heart of the capital.
The famous confectionery "Demel".
On Mihaelerplats, as always, the dark and only passing taxi lights illuminate a rather large stone blocks.
In the lane hid the oldest "Café Central", where you can enjoy Viennese coffee at the excellent performance of the compositions on the piano.
Login to the cafe "Mozart", which for the opera, just do not find in the beautiful Christmas trees.
The hotel "Sacher". On the ground floor cafe, where, as you may have guessed, you can try the famous Zahertorte.
Snowmen of Zahertortov entice passers-by in a cafe for souvenirs.
Around the hotel, near the windows of the café "Sacher", set the trim Christmas trees.
The hotel "The Ring", located on the ring, seen from afar.
Grand Hotel Wien in front.
The five-star hotel "Bristol" hiding just behind the tram stop and a tent with sausages.