Christmas is coming!

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue December. 06, 2017 2000 views

I see every day more and more Christmas trees and decoration on Photoblog. Now I want to join in with a Christmas tree too.

The inhabitants of "our" building contribute money for the tree. The caretaker buys the tree, which will be delivered into the foyer in the first week of December. When I came back to Vienna on Tuesday, it was already decorated and I could smell the Christmas fragrance - as I call the pine scent - from the entrance.

I tried to photograph the smell, but only got a picture of the entrance ...

I tried to photograph the smell, but only got a picture of the entrance ...

... there it came from ...

... there it came from ...

... exact between the flat of the concierge (Portier) and the entrance, which leads to the stairs of the right wing (Stiege 2) of the building. I was carried away by one of the "useless" camera features.

... exact between the flat of the concierge (Portier) and the entrance, which leads to the stairs of the right wing (Stiege 2) of the building. I was carried away by one of the "useless" camera features.

You have to admit, without a Christmas tree it's a "very plain" Art Nouveau spot, without any decoration at all and nothing special to look at.

You have to admit, without a Christmas tree it's a "very plain" Art Nouveau spot, without any decoration at all and nothing special to look at.

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 9 months ago

The best part of following your blog is the fact that you will take us to the ones that have been missed. How the heck I missed this post of yours is beyond me, but so glad you sent me here. That tree is beautiful and the entrance even without the tree is beautiful. I don't what useless feature you used on your camera but whatever it was, was well worth using :)

1 year, 9 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 9 months ago

Thanks! blush
I love this entrance and the hall. When I saw it for the first time (1982), it was in a bad shape (water damage, and years of neglecting. It was restored in 1990 but in a reduced way and not to its former glory. Sadly some parts were not done properly.
I didn't use the "glitter/star" feature since ...

1 year, 9 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 2 years, 1 month ago

I smell it too!!!! Great series!

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 1 month ago

Thanks!
Yes, there is something special in the air, maybe you smell the cookies too. Want some? cookie christmas tree

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 1 month ago

Yes!! 
Indeed!!! 
I'll be right over........

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 1 month ago

smile

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Antonio Gil 2 years, 1 month ago

#3 leaves the smell of Christmas in the air. That star feature of your camera worked really well here.

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 1 month ago

... but I really don't like this glittering "Firlefanz" (falderal?). smile

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 1 month ago

Frippery? I kind of like it, in this context.

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Heike 2 years, 1 month ago

Sieht sehr 'herrschaftlich' aus, auch ohne Weihnachtsbaum. Und das Wort 'Stiege' ist irgendwie drollig für ein relativ breites Treppenhaus. smile

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Heike 2 years, 1 month ago

Stiege bedeutet ja in Österreich "Trakt", was ich anfangs auch nicht wusste. Hausnummer 1 ist der Block und dann wohnen die Leute "auf" Stiege 47 ... Unser Haus hat zwei Stiegen. Das heißt das Foyer ist ein Oval von dem vier Doppeltüren weggehen. drei davon sind Schwingtüren und daie vierte ist die winzige Hausmeisterwohnung "Portier". Denk einfach an einen alten Hans Moser Film. Wobei, unser Hausmeister ist aus Deutschland ... smile

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 2 years, 1 month ago

Nice,very clear and good composition you live in a beautiful building

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 1 month ago

Yes, the building is pure grand style, but when
I came the first time (1982) in the building, it was in a very shameful
condition. The repairs and renovation started in 1989 and it was not done
properly. I wished I would have photographed the beautiful colors (dark green
with little golden squares) on the walls, which were hidden beneath the
historical electric bell system (which was stolen among other historical
objects during the improvement).  *sigh*

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 1 month ago

That is a shame

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
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