Heart of Vienna

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue December. 20, 2017 2683 views

After a very busy day I went home. I walked through the Inner City and took some pictures to enjoy the photobloggers. Graben, Kohlmarkt and Bognergasse are hot spots since 2000 years. As you can see, it's until today a busy place. Back in time it was a roman military zone, today it’s a shopping war zone for tourists. The X-Mas lights are also a nice "ballroom decoration" – of course inclusive dancing and hearing of Viennese Waltz - for the New Year celebration.

Vienna (Austria), Bognergasse

Vienna (Austria), Bognergasse

From the same spot a slight turn to the left: Graben (left) and Kohlmarkt (middle) and Bognergasse (right). The building in the middle is called Husarenhaus (roof like a helmet and statue of a Husar - I can't believe, that this slim figure should be Jan III Sobieski).

From the same spot a slight turn to the left: Graben (left) and Kohlmarkt (middle) and Bognergasse (right). The building in the middle is called Husarenhaus (roof like a helmet and statue of a Husar - I can't believe, that this slim figure should be Jan III Sobieski).

Graben with "ballroom decoration". Three sightseeing highlights of Graben are visible: in the middle is the gigantic baroque Pestsäule (1687–1694), the sign "Damen" on the left belongs to Jugendstil toilet (1904) and the dark figure on the right is part of Josefs Brunnen (1804).

Graben with "ballroom decoration". Three sightseeing highlights of Graben are visible: in the middle is the gigantic baroque Pestsäule (1687–1694), the sign "Damen" on the left belongs to Jugendstil toilet (1904) and the dark figure on the right is part of Josefs Brunnen (1804).

Imaging dancing all night Viennese Waltz under these chandeliers to keep your feet warm ...

Imaging dancing all night Viennese Waltz under these chandeliers to keep your feet warm ...

Kohlmarkt, where once coal traders sold "warmth" today designers will bleed you white. On the right side above the street is the little "Meinl Mohr": https://www.photoblog.com/strohschneider-laue/2017/08/21/coffee-is-not-a-simple-brew/

Kohlmarkt, where once coal traders sold "warmth" today designers will bleed you white. On the right side above the street is the little "Meinl Mohr": https://www.photoblog.com/strohschneider-laue/2017/08/21/coffee-is-not-a-simple-brew/

Behind a curtain of lights the Michaelerkuppel, which crowns the entrance of Hofburg, the former imperial palace.

Behind a curtain of lights the Michaelerkuppel, which crowns the entrance of Hofburg, the former imperial palace.

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Tom Man 3 years, 3 months ago

#6 nice, like a painting +1

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Tom Man 3 years, 3 months ago

Thanks! blush

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Camellia Staab 3 years, 3 months ago

WOW on the lights! Bet it would be a great place to do some long exposure shots. Thanks for giving us a tour. What I miss the most about living in Europe is the number of pedestrians one can find in the streets on a daily basis.

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Camellia Staab 3 years, 3 months ago

I'm not such a big fan of this "sardines in a can" feeling! Some places are a little bit overcrowded.
In Vienna are many tourists on guided sightseeing tours - you have to squeeze yourself through groups, which are moving like brainless sheeps following an umbrella - sorry, a sheperdess with an umbrella. umbrella sheep sheep joy

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 3 years, 3 months ago

What a magnificent display of Christmas lights!

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Helen Hooker 3 years, 3 months ago

Indeed, it looks like a ballroom. Imagine it for the New Year party - hearing all the way Viennese Waltz and see people dancing!

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Pete Fitzgetald 3 years, 3 months ago

lights are cool to look at ... very nice series

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 3 years, 3 months ago

Thanks! blush
In the late evening with less people and of course more darkness, it looks really stylish. But, more or less around the corner, in Rotenturmstraße hanging gigantic big red glitter christmas balls. They are so large, that they can't hang two of them side by side. I like them even more, because they are so unusual.

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 3 years, 3 months ago

Love the virtual reality in #1, and the curtain of lights in #6. Great to see you taking street pictures of people. smile I will never forget my trip to Austria, and Vienna and Salzburg in particular.

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 3 months ago

Thanks! blush
Yes, I pulled myself together, took a deep breath and gave it a try! But honestly, it's not really my thing, #1 and #6 were more funny to do. wink

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Daanish Farhan 3 years, 3 months ago

New year celebration really steps up the look of Vienna. Stunning composition in #3 Sigrid

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Daanish Farhan 3 years, 3 months ago

Thanks! blush

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 3 years, 3 months ago

#6 is just great, shopping streets look the same in most cities. Vienna is still on my to visit list.

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 years, 3 months ago

Just call ...

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years, 3 months ago

Keep it in mind, thank you

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