Posts tagged ‘winter’

November 13, 2020


by ada

February 1, 2015

Wien – Augarten in (a snowless) winter

by ada

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January 8, 2015

Wien – Wintermarkt am Riesenradplatz

by ada


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December 12, 2014

Wien – the tree lights at the Wiener Christkindlmarkt

by ada

Rathasuplatz Vienna Christmas

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red heart shaped Christmas hearts at Rathausplatz Vienna

Vienna Rathausplatz Christmas lights

Christmas lights at Rathausplatz Vienna

Gummi bear lights at Rathausplatz Vienna 2

two violin-shaped Christmas lights at Rathausplatz Vienna 1

violin-shaped Christmas lights at Rathausplatz Vienna

December 8, 2014

a cure for the spleen or, amusement for a winter’s evening

by ada

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mulled wine 1

Hungarian sausage 1

pita 2

Hungarian pottery

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January 29, 2014

winter is icummen in, lhude sing Goddamm

by ada

Last year’s everlasting winter (it was still snowing in April!) made me experience seasonal affective disorder at its worst, which was a major setback on my way of recovery. I happily made my peace with this year’s weather forecast of having no winter at all. While everybody was complaining about the lack of snow, I was rejoicing. Those four days I spent in frosty Moravia before Christmas were more than enough winter wonders for me.

Well, I never was a very lucky person, that’s clear. So hello, snow, here are you again. I really, really do hope you won’t stay till April this time.

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January 8, 2014

the best poem I can write at the moment

by ada




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January 4, 2014

one must have a mind of winter

by ada


The Cat Christmas

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December 29, 2013

Znojmo – part 1

by ada

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Znojmo church

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Znojmo view 2

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Znojmo view 3

Znojmo cross

December 28, 2013

Telč – part 2

by ada

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December 27, 2013

a little snow was here and there

by ada

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December 25, 2013

and the obligatory Christmas tree photo

by ada

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December 24, 2013

the Frosts were her condition

by ada

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December 20, 2013

unreal city, under the brown fog of a winter dawn

by ada

Guess in which city I am right now!

(Okay. This isn’t a fair question. Feel free to examine the tags.)

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December 12, 2013

Budapest – Christmas market at Deák tér

by ada

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December 3, 2013

here in this ornamental winter

by ada

Christmas market at Kálvin tér

Christmas lights by FSZEK

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December 3, 2013

M&M&The Cat

by ada

Advent calender

Milo snowman

The Cat

December 2, 2013

you are going to ask: and where are the lilacs?

by ada

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December 2, 2013

how soon the servant sun

by ada

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November 25, 2013

some more Viennese pre-Christmas tree decorations

by ada

Wiener Christkindlmarkt Rathaus 2

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March 31, 2013

music for Easter Sunday – Der Himmel lacht, die Erde jubilieret, BWV 31 by Johann Sebastian Bach

by ada

Today’s music is the first choir, Der Himmel lacht, die Erde jubilieret from the cantata of the same title, written by Johann Sebastian Bach for the Easter Sunday of the year 1715, during his Weimar years. I wish I could identify myself with its jubilant atmosphere but well, neither the Heaven laughs nor does the Earth exult, because it actually snows again and I’m already so sick of this winter, it really feels like giving up, lying down and dying. Not exactly that brassy resurrexit-feeling one would like to have on Easter Sunday.

P.S.: Last year’s post was something Hungarian: Surrexit Christus hodie by Esterházy Pál. You can listen to it  here.

March 22, 2013

Despereaux Jr.

by ada

Meet Despereaux Junior. We found him on the first floor nurses room terrace, suffering from severe hypothermia. We put him in a sterile urine container padded with gauze sheets and I took him home with me. He got a dinner of cucumbers, parrot seeds and some aged grana padano cheese I brought home from Venice. My coworker also donated some milk for him. When the temperature finally gets above zero I will reintroduce him to the big wild world. If we are stuck in the Ice Age forever as it seriously seems to be the case, he will grow up to be a domesticated mouse and will eat aged cheese on every day of his tiny life.

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March 15, 2013

it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

by ada

I clearly wasn’t prepared for this snow. All I want to do now is to move to the Bahamas and start a brand new life. A life in which the words cold and snow don’t even bear any meaning.

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February 22, 2013

Seekirchen am Wallersee

by ada





February 21, 2013

Hallein – part 2

by ada

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February 21, 2013

Hallein – part 1

by ada

Hallein is a charming old city with a history back to Celtic times. Unfortunately it was so terribly freezing today that instead of concentrating on seeing things I only managed to concentrate on 1) trying to keep snowflakes away from my lens (without success) 2) trying to keep snow out of my boots (also without success).

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February 20, 2013

midwinter spring is its own reason

by ada

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February 20, 2013

a silence deep and white

by ada

The view from my garden door at 3 am. I don’t sleep very well lately since I’m off 5-HTP again. The first thing that goes wrong is always sleep. The second thing that vanishes rapidly about two days after taking the last pill is my ability to tolerate other people. Considering the fact that I’m being paid for getting up early and tolerating people, it’s quite an unfortunate situation.

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February 16, 2013

an afternoon in München – part 2

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January 27, 2013

Salzburg – Nonnberg

by ada


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Saint Grtrude of Nonntal

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