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Richard Hakluyt

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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1275 on: October 26, 2019, 02:59:31 am »
Yeah, drivers do that, as if I know what coloured box they drive around in  :P

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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1276 on: November 15, 2019, 10:26:10 pm »
The dark evenings here, their only use making plans for next year.  :hmm:
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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1277 on: December 03, 2019, 03:23:50 pm »
Christmas market at Karlsplatz.

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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1278 on: December 03, 2019, 04:00:14 pm »
Christmas market at Karlsplatz.

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Syt, lovely and tastefully done too.

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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1279 on: December 03, 2019, 07:12:37 pm »
Syt, that's a beauty!  :)

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« Reply #1280 on: December 05, 2019, 01:26:49 am »
Thanks. :) It's one of the nicer markets in Vienna. It has a lot of stands (I'm standing roughly in the middle there), and is not as cheap-ish as some other ones who basically serve mulled wine that comes from Tetrapaks ;)

The largest market is at city hall, but it's also the most generic one in terms of stands. Schönbrunn has the best backdrop, but it's clearly geared towards tourists. The one at Belvedere Castle is much cozier. Personally, I like the one at Spittelberg and its little 18th century alleys - it's usually crowded, but the arts/crafts sales stands are pretty cool. The one in the courtyard of the Altes AKH (the old 19th century hospital, now part of the university campus) is also very nice, and is popular among locals. For food I like the one at Freyung which has stands of producers of e.g. organic meats and cheeses from the Austrian countryside. The one at Kunsthistorisches has nice flair but, again, is primarily aimed at tourists. Hoher Markt is again one mostly for crafts sales stands, but also has some antiques stands.

Those are the main Christmas markets, but there's a couple more throughout the city.
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