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Last-Minute Shopping

 

He who hesitates is...lost?

(at the Christmas market in the limestone caves of Valkenburg, NL)


Whatever you do this weekend, don't be lost!




Last-Minute Shopping

 

He who hesitates is...lost?

(at the Christmas market in the limestone caves of Valkenburg, NL)


Whatever you do this weekend, don't be lost!




comments (28)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Dec 2013, 03:17
Uh Oh!

Her tastes are not quite matched with his wallet capacity.
Ginnie Hart: It happens often, Ray, I'm sure!
I love this photo- what an amazing place it must be!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. You'd love this Christmas market in the caves...where it's always night. smile
I was going to say that they are even shopping in caves until i read your remark Ginnie... i'll take the one on the far wall pleasegrin
....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Peter. These caves for a Christmas market are just wonderful. You really could get lost there!
really liking the star like lights on the right, with the giant billboard girl look out over the proceedings.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ayush. I loved the feeling of night-time. In the caves it's always night!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 20 Dec 2013, 06:29
Super duper, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It's a fun place, Lisl, because it's always night-time in the caves. It reminded me of the night before Christmas when a few stragglers go out shopping (when some stores are stupid enough to still be open).
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Dec 2013, 07:42
Retail therapy above and under ground Ginnie. I will try not to get too lost..
Ginnie Hart: You can never escape, Chris, which is the bad news.
Santa's grotto today and Joseph is coming for his first visit to Santa!
Ginnie Hart: Oh, how fun, Bill. Don't forget your camera!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Focales
  • France
  • 20 Dec 2013, 08:06
It is a very original place to make its shopping of Christmas and he shines with one thousand lights. I like the atmosphere of this period of the year.
Ginnie Hart: In the caves it's always dark, Marie, and so the lights make it very festive. I like this time of the year, too. smile Merci.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Dec 2013, 08:14
I hope he got enough money left to get home.
Great shot, love the starlight. It was great to walk around and let our eyes do the buying....
Ginnie Hart: This has that night-before-Christmas feel to it for me, MLMA. He's lucky there was a shop still open after all his procrastination! smile
Amazing place,very good shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Roland. It really is amazing.
  • helys
  • France
  • 20 Dec 2013, 10:35
Woooooow
So nice mood
Great light, perspectives, action
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Helys. Merci.
Could be an expensive outing for that gentleman. Quiet weekend, we hope, and candlelit carol service on Sunday evening.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Brian. I decided not to check the place out. Ha! Enjoy your candlelit carol service on Sunday.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Dec 2013, 11:12
Quite an ornate set-up for in a cave, Is this all year round?
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure the caves are open year-round, Louis, but the Christmas market is only "time-sensitive." We were there the last weekend of November when it was just getting started this year.
  • jpla
  • Great Britain (UK)Tottenham
  • 20 Dec 2013, 11:17
Un endroit ou tu as du trouver ce que tu cherchais. Bonne journee
JP
Ginnie Hart: They had a little bit of just about everything you'd want, JP. smile
Dazzled and beguiled………just what the shop keepers want! A great shot Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Leave it to commercialism, Martin! (sigh) But the caves are fabulous. Thanks.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Dec 2013, 12:40
ast minute? Nah; 6pm Christmas Eve is last minute smile I like the decorations in the cave; very creative.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, I was thinking of Christmas Eve, Alan. How did you know??? grin You'd love this place as a photo op.
A very sparkly shop, Ginnie, with lots of expensive trinkets, I'm sure. I spot a couple of English signs. Is it usual practice for Dutch stores use the abbreviation, "XMAS"?
Ginnie Hart: We didn't buy anything except a cheap ornament for our tree, Beverly. But lots of eye candy. You know how commercialism is...lots of English. But the Dutch would much rather see Kerstmis, I'm sure!
We are all in the same boat Ginnie! all last minute..but all good!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, I hope not, Ronky...unless you end up getting a better deal! grin
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 20 Dec 2013, 15:16
Wow Ginnie, this looks like Alladin's cave.
Ginnie Hart: I like that idea, Chad!!!
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 20 Dec 2013, 15:26
Love the dark body.
Ginnie Hart: Hmmm. There are two of them, Richard, so I'll just pretend I know which one you mean. smile Thanks.
I like the atmosphere here Ginnie! Fine capture.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard. It shows how even in a cave you can manage to be festive. smile
There must have been something for everyone!
Ginnie Hart: Absolutely, Tom. How did you know? smile
The lighting suits the cave very much Ginnie. Shopping with a difference
Ginnie Hart: It shows that even in a cave you can be festive, Janet. smile Thanks.
Don't be spending a lot on me,Ginnie...smile
Ginnie Hart: OK, Frank. smile
Please don't remind me~
Uh... it's going to be so busy this weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Yup. We have guests comming for dinner tomorrow, so we'll stay home and get everything ready!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Dec 2013, 00:38
It looks absolutely delightful smile
Ginnie Hart: It's exactly as it looks, Cherry. smile
I love your lighting. My camera doesn't have sensitivity that high. Maybe time for a present for myself. Ha Ha
Ginnie Hart: My DSLR only goes up to 1600, Hollie, but my PowerShot goes up to 6400. Go figure! Thanks.
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 22 Dec 2013, 05:58
Interesting Christmas market.
Ginnie Hart: In the caves, Paule...and yes, very interesting. What a clever (commercial) idea that has paid off well!

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