Advent in Vienna

In early December last year, my girlfriend and me, along with our two friends, decided to spend one winter Saturday in Vienna – the must-see winter destination, at least since advent is concerned.

We went by bus, which had set off at 5 AM sharp, so we needed to wake up even before 4 AM. Strangely enough, waking up this early in the… can you even call it morning was not that big of a deal? I remember just waking up refreshed and ready to go (maybe I just had luck with my REM phase).

My main concern was the equipment because I didn’t want to bring the whole camera bag, so it was the question of bringing only a single lens. There were a couple of reasons for that, but the main one was the fact that I didn’t really want to be a heft to my friends (be the one constantly lagging behind and switching lenses). After giving it some thought, I decided to go with my 17-40.

We arrived in Vienna just before 9 AM. The plan was to see some of the sights with our tourist guide, and then split up from the group and explore Vienna on our own. So we did just that.

Around that time, Zagreb won its first award as the best advent destination in Europe. Comparing Zagreb with Vienna may sound a bit strange just a couple of years ago, but today, one can clearly see how Zagreb expanded its tourism offer (more on that in other posts).

Shooting with only one lens

It was easier than I thought it would be. I was mainly using it at 40mm, but 17mm (sometimes I actually like to use it at 18 or 19mm) was great for wide angles, and there were a lot of them in the city like that. At the time, in parallel to my equipment, I was using a Nikon body with Nikkor 24-70 f:2.8, but it was way too big to bring with me. Furthermore, a lens like that can really spoil you, but nevertheless, the same lens from the Canon arsenal, is still my dream lens. One day…

There is really nothing more to say: a great city with interesting holiday motives – be sure to visit it if you have a chance.

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