Friday, 25 December 2009

Skywatch Friday

About two weeks ago I visited Vienna. It was something like let´s-the-Christmas-come-into-our-mind trip. And it was beautiful. The weather was amazing. Freezing but sunny. The blue sky almost without a single cloud.

We started with a short walk into the city centre, we lit the candle in the cathedral, had a good espresso in one of many Vienna´s cafés. And then we went to Albertina to see the great Impressionism Painting Light exhibition.
My favourite painter is Joseph Mallord William Turner who influenced some of the greatest Impressionists (eg. Claude Monet), so watching all those painting in Albertina was like watching his children growing and changing and developing and evolving. And it was a bliss.

After visiting the gallery we went to the Christmas Market to drink some hot toddy and then we went home. The whole day was great and the Christmas atmosphere grabbed us. And, of course, I should have done some photos for skywatch. And here they are:

(a part of the statue in front of the Austrian Parliament)


(in front of Albertina)


(Kunsthistorisches Museum at Maria-Theresa-Square)


(Christmas market in front of the City Hall of Vienna)


Browse the Skywatch Friday site for more skies from all over the world. You won´t be diappointed.


Sylvia K said...

Fantastic captures, beautiful skies and a beautiful city! Thanks for sharing it all with us! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday weekend! Enjoy!


Tara R. said...

The market with all the holiday likes is beautiful!

Photo Cache said...

you had a lovely trip it seems. i have always wanted to see vienna too.

happy holidays.

Larry said...

Beautiful shots Namnet! I really love that old feel to Vienna and the European cities. Frohe Weihnachten!

~Cheryl said...

Great variety in your series of photos! The Christmas Market would put anyone in a Christmas mood! Lovely!

eileeninmd said...

Thanks for showing the lovely scenes around Vienna. Merry CHristmas to you and your family.

Mridula said...

I like the sky with the Christmas decorations the best! Wish you a merry Christmas.

Regina said...

Delightful photos.
Happy Holidays!

Paula said...

I would give anything to visit Vienna, it must have been amazing. I'm glad to see you back and blogging regularly again.

kryssie's daily photo said...

Very nice! I have always wanted to visit Vienna. I haven't been that far east. I loved Munich and I'm sure I still have family there. Maybe my next trip across the pond will be to some of the Eastern areas. I would love to visit Prague and Transylvania too.