Five Wintry Scenes

It’s been really pretty around here lately.

I snapped this on the way to work one morning a couple of weeks ago from the bridge from our island, over the Jahninsel, and across to the Unterer Wöhrd.

Barny - PC181333We found this guy waiting for us out in the cold at the Adventsmarkt im Katarinenspital. His name is Barny and he’s a Romanian Dwarf Donkey. As we were leaving to warm up back in our apartment, he let out a wail that made everyone stop in their tracks. That was the most sorrowful thing I’ve ever heard at a Christmas market.

Santa on Stilts - PC181348This guy might have been drunk — he was interrupting his own shtick to bark out commands at passersby snapping his picture (but not me).

Ornament - PC191368Sort of a self-portrait, snapped on the edge of the Lucreziamarkt on Haidplatz. I would have missed the shot but for our guests for the weekend, who pointed it out.

Altes Rathaus Christbaum - PC181349Merry Christmas everyone!