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All is Calm, All is Bright


I wish for you a calm and bright weekend!

At the Christmas market in Köln, Germany.

All is Calm, All is Bright


I wish for you a calm and bright weekend!

At the Christmas market in Köln, Germany.

comments (53)

those are cool!!!! beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Dennis!
Lovely balance of the lanterns you've captured here, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Graeme.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Dec 2012, 00:44
Beautiful baubles, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Ray. Thanks.
Thats just lovely,
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Kanyi, and it's good to see you again!
You've captured the warm light from these lanterns so beautifully! Happy weekend to you Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Elizabeth.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Dec 2012, 04:49
Great display of those lights. They look indeed so calm. I loved it that we were able to see the market after sunset. It made it like a fairytale.
Wonderful picture and love the warm light.
We'll have a great weekend smile
Ginnie Hart: After all your overtime right now, I do hope it stays calm and bright for you once you get back home each day! That's my wish for you, MLMA! Bedankt.
Ah, that is lovely.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael.
ohh yes. love the warm tones and the bright patterns. they should cast a moody light
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ayush. The Christmas markets come alive at night!
c'est tellement beau avec ces couleurs
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Angevine. Merci.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 14 Dec 2012, 07:47
are those candles? i love the lights they give, with such pretty pictures!
Ginnie Hart: I'm not sure, Elaine, but I assume so. Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Dec 2012, 07:53
Your glowing, burning lanterns give a feel of Christmas - wonderful - and I love singing this carol. During our British-German Carol Service some days ago we sang also "O come, All ye faithful, joyful and triumphant. O come ye. O come ye to Bethelehem..."- and each of us should take one of these lamps and go on ...
Ginnie Hart: It's a great time to be singing these wonderful carols, Philine. Hartstikke bedankt!
  • Ruth
  • Michigan
  • 14 Dec 2012, 08:01
Magically warm and wonderful!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear sister!
This is really lovely Ginnie. Enjoy your weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard. Merci.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 14 Dec 2012, 08:25
Geting us into the spirit of things, Ginnie.......
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Lisl. YES! smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 14 Dec 2012, 08:51
Nothing is calm this close to Christmas Ginnie but Thank you for the kind thought. I hope you two too have an enjoyable weekende.
Ginnie Hart: HA! SOMETHING has to calm you down Chad! grin
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Dec 2012, 08:59
Very jolly Ginnie: I hope you get out exploring this weekend
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris. No exploring this weekend, while Astrid works tomorrow. However, we celebrate the Christmas dinner tomorrow evening with Astrid's son, DIL, and ex-husband. It will be a nice gathering.
This looks really Christmassy.
Ginnie Hart: Leave it to the German Christmas markets, Sheila! smile Thanks.
If you can find calm on this, you are very prepared for next year grin
Ginnie Hart: I sure hope so, Juan Carlos!!! smile
Wow, so red!
Like Chinese lanterns! Ha x ;o)
Have a good weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, now that you say it, LC, yes. I like the thought. Thanks.
That's certainly colourful!
Ginnie Hart: Especially at night, Tom. Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 14 Dec 2012, 09:42
Wow these are wonderful love the great colours have a good weekend your self
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Vintage. Thank you.
They make a wonderfully colourful display don't they. Have a great weekend Ginnie. Our cold spell has passed and it's mild and wet today
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Janet. We're back up to just above freezing, so we're having a bit of a warm-up, too. HA!
These are rather fun Ginnie. Have a good weekend.
Ginnie Hart: hanks, Bill. These really add to the lure of the Christmas market!
  • Laurette
  • United States
  • 14 Dec 2012, 10:02
A very beautiful capture Ginnie with wonderful warm light. These laterns are truly marvelous !Wishing both you and Astrid a wonderful bright and calm weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Laurette. I love this time of the year! smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Dec 2012, 11:10
Oh wow! These are beautiful! I like the house scene and the one with the giraffe(?) especially.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Akana. They're fun, aren't they. smile
Lovely combination of colours and forms Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Lovely shot Ginnie! Christmas is upon us smile Have a good weekend!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Martin. I seems to come sooner every year! smile
If this brilliant scene is indicative of what you can see at the Köln Christmas market, Ginnie, it must be a joyful place to be at this time of year. Love how you've presented it! Have a great weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Beverly. You have no idea how wonderful this Christmas market is!
I am assuming these are made with fimo clay, or could it be wax? They are gorgeous candle shelters no matter what they are made of.
Ginnie Hart: I have no clue, Mary, but they're wonderful at night, aren't they! Thanks.
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Dec 2012, 13:29
I want one!!! Really beautiful Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sarah. The thing is, I have no idea how much these cost!
They are very attractive lanterns Ginnie. I like all the pictures of Antwerp railway station on your blog, what a fabulous building.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Brian. Lanterns and Antwerp's train station! How 'bout that for two weekends in a row! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Dec 2012, 17:16
All is Calm,
All is Bright,
All make light.

I think the christmas card people will buy this from you.
Ginnie Hart: HA! That would be nice, Louis. grin Thanks.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Dec 2012, 18:53
Feels very festive, nice one Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, John. It's that time of the year!
  • Olivier
  • Belgium
  • 14 Dec 2012, 19:51
Warm and gooooooooooooooood!
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Olivier. Merci.
Those are some pretty cool lanterns, giving out a nice warm glow. And they don't look overly tacky.

Didn't you hear? This weekend, I'll be stocking up on food and ammunition, so I'm ready to bug out to my Mayan-proof underground bunker come the 21st.

Ginnie Hart: HA! Great cartoon, Michael. I'll let you know if I'm still here on the 22nd. grin
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Dec 2012, 21:55
Such beautiful lanterns Ginnie, lovely to see.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sally.
  • Anupam
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Dec 2012, 01:24
One word "Lovely"...love this shot. Feels so pleasant to eyes.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Anupam. What is it about light and color in the darkness!
Beautiful heart warming colours Ginnie... have a nice weekend....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Peter! Now it's Monday already. smile
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 15 Dec 2012, 10:03
j'étais persuadé d'avoir déposé un com hier ! Les marchés d'hiver envahissent nos villes ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée
Ginnie Hart: I never tire of the Christmas markets, JP, especially when I see something like this. Merci.
What a wonderful shot, full of lights and colors, very fairy and definitely friendly.

Have a lovely and warm week-end Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Flo. This is what makes the Christmas markets so worthwile! Merci.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Dec 2012, 15:50
Lovely and cheerful smile
Ginnie Hart: It makes the Christmas markets so fun, Cherry. Thank you.
  • tede
  • France
  • 15 Dec 2012, 20:15
Fantastique lumière, fantastique prise de vue. Belle soirée Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Merci.
Magnifique composition, belles couleurs, c'est sublime !

Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Olivier, for stopping by and commenting here. Merci.
Those lanterns are visually quite exciting...
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Larry! Thank you.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 15 Dec 2012, 22:08
Superb photo and very nice composition with beautiful colours. I like it. Have a lovely night Ginnie. Amicalement Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Antoine. Merci. (I've missed you!)
Wow, beautiful warm mood and glow Ginnie. I especially like the blue one, so wonderfully Christmasy! Hope you have a calm and bright week!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Doug. This is one of the reasons why I love the Christmas markets in Germany!
OMG! So So beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear friend!
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 16 Dec 2012, 23:41
All is bright ... at the moment calm is hiding!

These are beautiful. Are they like stained glass lamps?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Helen. These are glass and you put candles in them. They're delightful, aren't they!
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 17 Dec 2012, 15:50
Love this cheerful colourful chevron of colour - and I hope Ginnie, that your weekend was also calm and bright.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, George. Thank you...and it was! smile
  • Anne
  • France
  • 22 Dec 2012, 17:09
J'adore ces lumières !
Bravo Ginnie

Bonne soirée
amicalement Anne
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Anne. Merci.
  • Lotta
  • Sweden
  • 22 Dec 2012, 20:06
Simply gorgeous an explosion of colors.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Lotta. I love when you stop by here. smile
  • Olivier
  • France
  • 24 Dec 2012, 13:57
Ginnie, Merry Christmas with your family, full of small and simple pleasures… and beautiful photos for this new year 2013...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Fabrizio. Merci.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 10 Jan 2013, 17:36
love the vibrant colors you were able to capture here, nicely done! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.

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