Last year was my first time experiencing Christmas market in Hamburg and I was amazed. Somehow Christmas markets are not very common in Ukraine, while in Austria it's a really big thing. Lots of lights, all kinds of decorations, mulled wine and punsch everywhere, cheerful kids with parents and very festive atmosphere in general. I was really happy to share my first Vienna Christmas market (am Spittelberg)-experience with Varya, my friend from Berlin who was visiting me at that time, because otherwise I wouldn't enjoy it. In places like these I get homesick, maybe that's why after that night I haven't been to any so far :) Anyway, no matter where you are in the world, what kind of weather is around or whether you celebrate Christmas or not - I hope you'll get a cozy and festive feeling after reading/watching this blog post.
We all love experiencing the first snow - the beginning for a new season, the excitement of upcoming holidays and a new color addition to our routines. I love waking up and seeing snow outside, especially the first one - because then I feel like Kevin from “Home Alone” and I just want to scream “It's Christmaaaas!”. When I was in Ulm, Germany, I woke up early and went for a walk with my camera to depict beautiful peaceful streets with a slight snow later and cosy private porches. These pictures remind me of that morning and make me feel so warm and peaceful, and I hope you will feel the same way.