First Snow

Winter has arrived as it seems, since last Sunday Vienna is covered in snow. I have to admit, I love snow. Even the smell of snow makes me happy. Considered this, Vienna is for sure not the best place to live, as it snows way to little for my taste, even more so when you have grown up in the West of Austria, where there’s usually lots of snow.

It’s probably also a childhood memory thing, why I love snow so much, don’t know. Whenever it starts snowing, I go for a walk in the snow, even if it’s in the middle of the night. Winter nights are so peaceful, everythings looks beautiful and clean, it’s quiet and the air has that fresh, slightly smoky smell.

Well, as it did finally snow, I took pictures of the city covered in snow. I was only able to take pictures after work (Christmas time is coming – so long working hours), which means again it was already dark outside, but the snow made everything really bright – amazing how much more light there is as soon as there is snow.

The first few pictures were taken a few days before it started to snow.

Took this one while I was sitting in a McDonalds.

A Christmasy version of a merry-go-round. Even the Coke Christmas truck was there…

Lonely cup of mulled wine at the Christmas market. Love how the shiny table cloth stuff turned out.

Misplaced shopping carts.

Okay, now for the snowy part. Went out when it started to snow, it was around 10 pm. Found a Christmas tree covered in snow. The picture came out pretty dark, but after all it was dark and I liked how it looked…

Christmas tree and church windows.

Vienna streets at night, everything covered in snow.

Another evening, around St. Stephen’s cathedral, 1st district. I really hate it when they start clearing the roads, then you end up with brown mush of snow insted of proper, beautiful snow… Ugh… But a bit of nice snow was still left.

Workers clearing the street.

Fairy lights everywhere…

Liked how this one turned out. See the mush?

Glowing orbs.

You need lots of these to put up all the fairy lights in the streets.

Frozen King Drink.

More Christmas trees.

Pure Austrian Christmas kitsch- how more Austrian can you get?! Mozartkugel glitter balls on a snow covered Christmas tree.

Closing time for the sweet shop.

Wish you all a wonderful Winter time with lots of snow, or – if you don’t like snow and Winter – warm and cosy moments at home!

Film – TriX 400 in Rodinal 1+50

6 thoughts on “First Snow

  1. Hi Anja, thanks for the comment. You make me want to get out my M6 and go take snowy streetshots. Just out of neugier, could you tell me how you found my blog? I always ask because I get so few comments and when I do get one I’m curious of the connection.

    1. Glad it did make you want to go out and take pictures! 🙂
      To be honest, I don’t really remember how I found your blog. I’ve been reading it for quite a while now, probably I found it via a blog of one of the notorious Viennese street photography guys, is that possible?

      1. Yeah, I’m also glad. Well I’ll be checking out your stuff more often, I could do with some more inspiration. Maybe, maybe not, not sure. We did have a exhibition at “Monat der Fotografie”. Severin blogged about it. Where you there?

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