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Actually, of course in the day time they look like every day normal boring paving stones… especially in the grey boring overcast sky of the afternoon. However, coming back from a Mozart/Strauss concert, feeling happy and light and a LOT more comfortable with my surroundings/knowing where I was etc, I ended up back here. So glad that I did!!

I think the lights were pretty fixed but I don’t know if they change each night or indeed if they were only there because it was a national holiday? Having only spent one afternoon/evening there and an hour this morning grabbing breakfast before heading away again, I have no idea! Maybe ONE day I can return? Who knows? :-)

Stephansplatz, Wien, Austria. 2nd June 2011.

Canon 400d 18-55mm lens.

I use no post processing of any kind, unless stated.


stephansplatz, stephansdom, light show, austria, wien, vienna

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  • Janis Read-Walters
    Janis Read-Wal...about 3 years ago

    wow love it :o)

  • Thanks Janis! :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...about 3 years ago

    OH Awesome !

  • Thank you Kim! :-)

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Rosy Kueng
    Rosy Kuengabout 3 years ago

    Looks great and cheerful :)) like a rainbow at night…

  • Thanks! Yes, it was pretty amazing… all grey and normal when I was there before and when I had to pass at night time but so pretty at night. It was a National holiday apparently so I do not know if it is lit up at all times or just special days…. :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Vitta
    Vittaabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you Vitta! :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Great shot, Ellis. I think it must have been a special occasion. I’ve certainly never seen them on whenever I’ve been in Stephansplatz over the years.

  • Thank you for that, David! Apparently it was a public holiday, something I did not know, as my trip just happened to include me choosing to go via Vienna: the perks of working for the railway, you can divert yourself here or there when in Europe as long as you know in advance which countries you will be touching… :-P I went to a concert house and this was all lit up when I came back through. I was only in Austria for that one night so I did not get to see whether those lights were there all week or not :-)

    – ellismorleyphto

  • christopher363
    christopher363about 1 year ago

    Very nice colours and composition

  • Thanks! The lights were fascinating but I know for a fact that I would have forgotten about it if I had not taken a photo… I was happy at how this one came out.

    – ellismorleyphto

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