Month Pythons ‘Always look on the bright side of life’ plays on the speakers as I watch the skaters glide by.
I’m in the square outside city hall in the centre of Vienna. The area has been turned into a large skating rink supported by kiosks providing refreshments. H busy skating and enjoying the second day of the school holiday. One advantage of being a teacher is that I now share the same holiday schedule as my daughter.
The square here in front of the Rathaus hosts a range of events all year round. From Markets at Christmas and Easter through to summer cultural activities such as music and theatre.
This use of public spaces throughout winter, combined with Christmas card weather, makes living here at this time of year great fun if you’re a youngster or eternal teenager. However some Austrians I know ‘enhance’ these winter pleasures with a week or two in warmer climates 🙂