The photo essay from Stephansplatz, Vienna, Austria and its surrounding streets. Stephansplatz is the geographical center of Vienna named after the Stephansdom (St. Stephan’s Cathedral), the Gothic Cathedral which soars from the middle of the square. The area becomes very busy on weekends and holidays, especially during the celebration of Steffl Kirtag (Wiener Kirtag). During this year’s Wiener Kritag the streets were full of entertainment. Please click here to see more photos from Saint Stephan’s Cathedral and its Bell Tower in my other post ‘Colorful Stephansdom. Vienna, Austria’.
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Love the black and white shots- really tell an interesting story because the normal full color. I took a few black and whites when i was in Venice and those are some of the favorite photos now.
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Thanks, Jade! I love black and white photography :)
Lovely photos! They look like they’re from a vintage fashion magazine. :)
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I like how casual some of these people look in the photos. Like the girl working the stand, and the young man in the last photo.
And I have to ask. Were they just tanning in the middle of the square, or was that some kind of performance taking place?
Thanks, Audrey! That is why I love street photography. One can read so much from people’s faces.
Answering: The teenagers were lying in the middle of the square performing some sort of strike action. Not sure what they wanted. I came there 20 seconds before the police :)
Loving all of these photos. I need to get to Austria. What are all the people lying down in the street for?
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Thanks, Koren! The teenagers were on a strike.
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