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Advent in Vienna

It´s the time of the year that the City of  Vienna prepares for its
 traditional Advent... 
St. Stephansdome attracts more tourists to go out even in the evening
 to watch the spectacular street lights being turned on today
 to commemorate the  1st Sunday of Advent. 
And so I`m sharing with you some pics in and around the Dome
for you to see the happenings in our city center.
 Enjoy the shots!

The pottted pointsettia at home are now in full bloom and in time for
the Advent celebration.

 The Christkindl Markt at the  Dome´s Plaza has been opened to public
about two weeks now. 

A mass was being celebrated when I went inside the St.Stephen´s
 Cathedral  to light up candles for the departed loved ones..

Candles for our departed loved ones.
The Dome as we know it every Christmas season..

 The entrance to the Dome with beamers

Christkindl Markt in the Dome´s Plaza, where the traditional "Glühwein"
is also served. Just a note .... Glühwein is a heated punch made of  red wine,
 orange juice, cloves cinnamon, sugar, etc...




Confiserie shop- windows are now full of  displays as having
 them is a must for the  locals and tourists as well.

This is a stall at the Christkindl Markt at the Dome.


Gothic facade of the St. Stephen´s Cathedral


East Tower of the Cathedral




A fave flower shop just vis a vis the East Tower of the Dome...