1000 petals by axinia

the only truth I know is my own experience

Vienna Christmas Markets (photo-report) December 9, 2008

For someone like me, who grew up far from any religious traditions, the Christmas celebration in Europe has in the first line a cultural and even artistic value -although I guess that for many so called Christians it is almost the same.

One of the most charming Christmas tradition I enjoy in Vienna is a Christmas market, also known as Christkindlmarkt, Christkindlesmarkt, Christkindlmarket, and Weihnachtsmarkt (in German). Such street market is associated with the celebration of Christmas during advent, mainly the four weeks preceding Christmas Day. These markets originated in Germany and Austria but are now being held in many other countries.

I went photo-hunting and now I am happy to share with you some lovely pictures, showing so many colours that you normally never see in a European city:) … I sometimes had a feeling of being in India…

ENJOY!

P.S. swaps, sorry, it was not snowing this time…:(

LOVE, axinia

 

11 Responses to “Vienna Christmas Markets (photo-report)”

  1. Dr M Tajudin Says:

    Wo ..just been back from Wien actually. Could have caught up with you if have seen your blog

  2. gift revolution Says:

    Hi Axinia,
    Love the snow! Just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and for you also to visit Thegiftrevolution.com website when you get a chance!

    Merry Christmas,

  3. swaps Says:

    Thanks.
    Indians like traditional markets…. despite the malls, we regularly have people setting up makeshift markets…even in big cities. So naturally, our news channels reported on the Christmas market of Germany.

    Only thing I like about religion is it ensures EVERYBODY is happy at least a few days in a year. Enjoy shopping!

    You know, this new plugin made me believe it was snowing ‘inside’ the slides…until I read your note!! 🙂

  4. axinia Says:

    thanks to all 🙂

  5. draupadi16 Says:

    Amazing pictures – GREAT!!!

  6. Cool pictures! It’s a lovely market! 🙂

  7. Claire Says:

    Thanks for the beautiful slideshow. I put a link to it on my blog post on Christmas at the Rathaus. I hope that’s okay.

    http://www.cultures.countries-info.com/index_files/rathaus-christmas-market.html

  8. Valusha Says:

    Just a dream… 😉

  9. axinia Says:

    Vlusha,
    hope you are inspired enough to come over next year!!
    :))

  10. kanagu Says:

    Very nice pictures 🙂

  11. axinia Says:

    Claira, you are welcome to use the photos as you like!


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