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.
These delicate hand-blown glass ornaments are in shop windows everywhere.
Viennese pastries and chocolates define the word “Heaven”.
This gigantic ball or red lights hangs next to the famed St. Stephen’s Cathedral (see it lower left?)
The spirit of Christmas resounds in Vienna.
Cuba is an seldom visited country for many people, especially Americans, and its boisterous spirit soars them above the nation’s troubles. I couldn’t go anywhere in Havana without being bathed in music on the streets. People sing, play instruments and dance as a way of life. Music gets them through everything. These four people images are as widely varied as the people themselves.
Women gather daily around the church to gossip, knit, sell produce or just chat.
With work scarce this man spends his days watching the passing parade in Havana
The Tropicana opened in 1939 and was one of the most famous nightclubs in the world because international stars played there until Castro’s takeover in 1951. The show now is a glitzy show of Cuba’s beauties.
A fortress is not the usual venue for a wedding but this bride chose it as hers