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photoblog image A Mid-Week Break

A Mid-Week Break

 

'Tis the season!

(at the Christmas market in Koblenz, Germany)

 

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

'Tis the season!

(at the Christmas market in Koblenz, Germany)

 

 

 

comments (27)

what a beautiful and cheery shot, Ginnie!! wish i was there right now, but Christmas will come here tooooo... 'I love you Christmas, why can't I find you?' lalala from the Grinch!
Ginnie Hart: The real Christmas is all around us everywhere, Elaine...but it looks so much different than the other, if you know what I mean!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Dec 2015, 02:56
Xmas is expanding, Ginnie, and will soon be a 10months event, with just 2months over Easter to allow the chocolate eggs to get to the front of the religious icons display for a while.
Ginnie Hart: I surely hope it never gets that bad, Ray. For me, after the American Thanksgiving (last Thursday of November), Christmas comes and stays until mid-January. smile
This certainly has the feel of Christmas, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: It does for me, too, Elizabeth. I love the European Christmas markets!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Dec 2015, 04:36
It was a real break indeed. Great to see the 'goodies' and have some Glühwein too....
Wonderful overview of one of the markets.
Ginnie Hart: Just when I think I don't need to see another Christmas market, I DO. What is it about them???
A lovely Christmas atmosphere here Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Dec 2015, 06:29
Oh it's that time of year again Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Chris. grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Dec 2015, 06:53
Oh yes, a familiar looking image! You captured well some of the ingredients of Christmas market.
Ginnie Hart: You Germans are the "masters" of the Christmas Markets, Philine. You can be so proud!
sympa ce marché de Noel!! le traitement "retro" est extra! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JP.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Dec 2015, 08:03
Aaaah... now this looks wonderful and very festive. It looks cold - just as it should be (here, it is still shorts weather for some). I would head straight to the glühwein stall.
Ginnie Hart: It was just above freezing, Alan, so not as cold as it could have been. Still, cold enough. And yes, of course, we always head straight to the glühwein stall. smile Two days later we were at a Christmas market at a castle and had rum added to our glühwein for the first time. Extra special. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 Dec 2015, 08:29
Lebkuchen, gluhwein and bratwurst. Definitely in Germany. I love their Christmas market culture.
Ginnie Hart: Original. Traditional. Authentic. It doesn't get any better anywhere else, Louis, for sure!
I see the bratwurst sign, I see the bratwurst sign. As you can imagine Ginnie, I am jumping up and down with excitement.
Ginnie Hart: You should have seen us, Chad. Glühwein and bratwurst were the two things we wanted more than anything else. HA!
  • Aged
  • Belgium
  • 2 Dec 2015, 09:11
A lovely shot" Christmas"
Nice day to you!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Isn't that nice - people getting into the spirit.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Mary. It usually starts the last weekend of November, which is perfect timing, as far as I'm concerned...right after America's Thanksgiving. smile
  • Pat
  • France
  • 2 Dec 2015, 10:30
a moment of pleasant encounter as well as for shopping for Christmas festivities!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Pat. There's nothing quite like the Christmas markets of Germany to get you into the spirit of Christmas!
The coach company we use does trips to these markets and I would really like to go on one sometime. Lovely shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You would love it, Janet. We've become quite fond of making sure we go to at least one every year! Thank you.
I think I would really enjoy going to one of these markets, Bratwurst and Gluhwein sounds just right for a cold winters day.
Ginnie Hart: I hope you can get to one at some point in your life, Brian! You'd love it.
a great scene...
Ginnie Hart: Kinda like a fairytale, Larry.
They have a German market in Birmingham but I have never been
Ginnie Hart: Totally worth the experience, Bill, imho.
Looks as though everyone is dressed for winter!
Ginnie Hart: It was above freezing, Tom, but cold enough to feel like Christmas. smile
What an interesting Christmas market Ginnie... the booths and lights are very festive but each one has bails of hay on the roof... i take it that they keep the roofs from blowing away....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: It's funny, Peter, but I never even noticed those bales of hay till you mentioned them. Now I'll have to ask Astrid...or Philine?...about them.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Dec 2015, 00:00
Is it Christmas already ;-)
Ginnie Hart: HA! Once December arrives, Cherry, I do think it's "allowed." smile
  • Hollie
  • United States
  • 3 Dec 2015, 01:37
This looks like a fun place to go. I love your POV and treatment.
Ginnie Hart: You'd love it, Hollie. Thank you.
That looks like a great place to spend a few hours. Beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Michael. It's a great way to get into the Christmas spirit.
  • jpla.
  • Anjou
  • 3 Dec 2015, 09:28
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JP
Ginnie Hart: We don't even have them like this in the Netherlands, JP.
so classic and loved the mood smile
Ginnie Hart: It is indeed classic for Germany, Joshi...one of their most endearing traditions.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Dec 2015, 15:00
Very atmospheric Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It really is, especially in real life, Anne. smile
Oh I can't wait until one day that I can visit these amazing markets! Thanks for sharing!
Ginnie Hart: You'd love them, Robin, but it'll be cold if you come then. HA! Just let us know when and we'll take you!

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