VIENNA’S OPULENT CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS

If Paris is The City Of Lights, Vienna is the City Of Christmas Lights. Known as a romantic city with The Blue Danube Waltz, its wickedly rich food and gorgeous architecture, it pulls all stops out to set the town ablaze for Christmas.

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These delicate hand-blown glass ornaments are in shop windows everywhere.

IMG_0410 I copyViennese pastries and chocolates define the word “Heaven”.

 

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This gigantic ball or red lights hangs next to the famed St. Stephen’s Cathedral (see it lower left?)

 

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The spirit of Christmas resounds in Vienna.

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Backstreet Vienna

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This back street photo of Vienna I took in December reminds me of the black and white classic Orson Welles spy thriller “The Third Man”. See anybody slithering around a corner?