Monday, 2 January 2017

Christmas 2016 in Vienna and Baden in Lower Austria

And now a few pictures of Austrian Christmas markets, for my Irish friends and family

Ringstrasse in Vienna

A small Christmas market around St Stephens Cathedral

The biggest Christkindlmarket in Vienna in front of the Rathaus (city hall)

A lovely view out from our hotel room in Vienna

Photos by Margit Anna Doyle

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Winterval in Waterford 2016

A few pictures from the "Winterval" in Waterford City.  A nice little start, but maybe the organizers should get ideas from the internet and see how Christmas markets look like in mainland Europe, USA, Russia and all over the world and make the "Winterval" more exciting.

Waterford is missing a big opportunity! A beautiful glittering Christmas market with lots of shiny stalls, trader offering colorful toys, quality hand-made products, Christmas decoration and lots more and people can buy various hot and cold food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, that is how it should be to make Waterford proud! The market should be open every day from morning until 8 in the evening and if it was bigger and more interesting, it would bring lots of people down to our county and everyone would be happy:  children, adults and of course not to forget the traders!

I tried to explain that to the organizers many times, but unfortunately they don't want to listen, but maybe one day! I don't want to give up hope!
I wonder where is the "Irish crack"? Certainly not in this sad dull little Christmas market, if you even can call it a market, as there are just a few stalls spread all over the city and they are only open on weekends.

Photos by Margit Anna Doyle

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Along the Ring of Kerry again ( last weekend in April)


Somewhere along the Ring of Kerry


At the sand dunes


 Along the coast

Photos by Margit Anna Doyle