Thursday 31 December 2009

End of the Year ♥

I wish you all happiness, peace and love for 2010

The monthly challenge of the flickr group La Vuelta al Mundo was Christmas in your city. So I have been shooting quite a lot of christmassy photos in Copenhagen and Vienna. You can see my set for the group here.

Many greetings from Lanzarote where I spend my holidays ...

with a not so good internet connetion and a notebook that goes black from time to time, but with nice warm weather, great food and wine and some good books :-)

Tuesday 22 December 2009

Off to warmer temperatures ...

No more glühwein and Christmas markets this year ... we are flying to Lanzarote today to spend Christmas and New Year there and hopefully do some sailing.

I don't know how the internet access is, so just to be on the safe side


Monday 21 December 2009

Sunday walk in -11 C

Belvedere garden is also beautiful covered en snow.

The glühwein helps you stand the cold ...

Downside of city snow ...

Sunday 20 December 2009

Shadow Christmas ♥

Spotted in the large trees in front of the Vienna Townhall. I have been meaning to go there in the night to see all the lights and the townhall itself all illuminated ... but it has been so freezing lately that I have found (indoor) things I prefered to do much better.

Happy Sunday and happy holidays.

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Saturday 19 December 2009


Last month I took a photo of this hotel - The Ring - when they were putting up all the lights. The other night I was walking on the other side of the Parkring and got a fresh shot.

When you turn around from the hotel you see some of the other Christmas illuminations on Parkring.

Have a great Saturday evening!

Thursday 17 December 2009

Vienna is not white


as in Norhtern Europe, but oh so freezing today ...

Vienna has a really good, reliable and quite cheap public transport system compared to many other places I have been to. There is always a tram, a bus, metro or train to take you where you need to go ... and they are heated. The best ones when it is cold are the old trams with the wooden seats where you can feel the heat coming up from the heaters than run along the floors :-)

Wednesday 16 December 2009

Corner view Vienna: Books

Here is a view to our books waiting to be read or inspired by here in Vienna.

Actually, the one I am reading now, Sea of Poppies (1st book of a triology) by Amitav Ghosh, is not on the photo. I have been reading it for ages, but I am now on p. 227 (of 530) and it is slowly getting more interesting ...

I am also getting quite hooked on audiobooks and have listened to all the The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency books. Great books listening to while doing something else :-)

Oh, and I also subscribe to DR Læseklubber (Denmark's Radio bookclubs) where you can sometimes download books in Danish as podcasts a.o.

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Tuesday 15 December 2009

Christmas globes

In Copenhagen I was fascinated by the cool climate globes. 7 of my globe photos are featured in YES! magazine.

Back in Vienna I saw these ones hanging in one of the shopping streets in the centre of Vienna. Here is a day and a night one.

Monday 14 December 2009

Christmas stuff

The photos above are from my parents home. Every December they decorate it very nicely .

The (according to myself, and not my husband) very few Christmas decorations we have, are in a box in our basement room in Málaga. So, for just a little bit of Christmas atmosphere here in Vienna we have some orange pomanders lying around (I love the smell) and some big candles for the cold and dark evenings.

Sunday 13 December 2009

Elf on the shelf

This little Christmas elf shows up every year behind the shadows of the ceramic ware in my parent's kitchen.

Happy Sunday.

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Wednesday 9 December 2009

Corner view: Copenhagen evenings

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Friday 4 December 2009

Copenhagen days

The square in front of the Royal Ballet in Copenhagen if not in its usual Christmas mood. Other years, the square has been turned into an ice skating field.

The climate conference starts on Monday and the city is full of globes and posters about climate issues.

Wednesday 2 December 2009

Corner view Vienna: Corners of my home

These are glimpses of my temporary home in Vienna of the little things that make it a little more like home to us: DVDs and being able to make coffee and tea as we like it, fresh flowers or in this case ilex, fragrances, a little home cooking, and books. Looking out out of the window - there are usually three scooters parked there, but not always the same ones.

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Tuesday 1 December 2009

First day of December

These shots are from the square in front to Vienna's townhall last Sunday afternoon. The windows of the Townhall are turned into a Christmas calendar.

I won't be able to see what's hiding behind the first doors before next week as I am of for Copenhagen now to see my kids :-)