Thursday, December 10, 2009

Köln Christmas Markets: part twee

There is something special about Christmas in Europe, having grown up in Sydney, the days leading up to Christmas' composed mostly of humidity, bikini's and fake snow from a can on windows. But in Europe you really feel Christmas is... Christmas. Hot mugs of glühwein, the smell of cinnamon in the air, people in big coats and gloves, pepperkaker, and ice skating rinks outside, outside!

So imagine how much I was bursting with excitement on the days leading up to our weekend in Köln a weekend dedicated to checking out Christmas markets! A concept I had only heard of a few months ago. After all the excitement I am happy to report back that I was not disappointed at all. The markets, the food, the smells, the sights, the goods were soooo good and so so Christmas'y.

Doughnut men with cherry hearts

Shot 10 seconds before we all gorged on chocolate covered fruits

Assorted spices

The Köln Christmas markets turned out to be an excellent way to start to the Christmas season. And on our return to Amsterdam all the Sinterklaas decorations had been replaced with Christmas ones, this weekend we will pick up a tree and before we know it we will be zooming over to Norway for another white Christmas. 


Life Abroad said...

Your photographs from the Christmas market are absolutely beautiful! I really wish I'd had the opportunity to visit one last year when I was in Amsterdam. You definitely capture the essence of them! I hope that there is a part drie!

Angela said...

Thanks Heather! :)

Invader_Stu said...

I still find it funny seeing Amanda mentioned on a bunch of blogs. I've known her for a little while bt had no idea she was a blogger until I started visiting other blogs.