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CHRISTMAS MARKETS IN EUROPE
The Christmas markets were in every town along the Rhine. Literally hundreds of them. I took a few photos but it was hard to capture the multitude and the sheer fun of seeing so many lovely things to buy. Many of them also served food. The decorated booths were festive and sometimes very elaborate.
Many of them had lovely arched entries and this one was very striking.
The decorations were charming and this one caught my eye
Many of them served food and this booth was enticing enough for us to buy a brat for lunch. Delicious!
You can see the crowds were everywhere, Christmas shopping with happy faces. Well the guy bottom left looks a bit unhappy. Mostly people were polite and enjoying the markets as much as we did.
Lots to buy.
Lots of handmade items were for sale.
Polish pottery in this booth was very tempting but very expensive.
Last I wanted to share this sidewalk that had arched stained glass lined up on both sides of the walkway. We were on our way to the Christmas Markets when this captured our attention. It is a shame I couldn't share some closeups. We walked this sidewalk and the arches were beautiful and all hand done which looked like they may have been done by children. It was not real stained glass.
Happy Blue Monday.
I hope you enjoyed just the smallest part of the many Christmas markets we visited on our trip down the Rhine River in Europe,
Blessings and love,