Number 22: It’s Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas markets) season!
I fell in love with the German Weihnachtsmärkte (Christmas markets) from the time I lived in Heidelberg, Germany. The annual Weihnachtsmarkt season is in full swing in Europe and in North America; markets in just about every town in Germany will certainly be open by the first week in December. The “Weihnachtsmarkt” is not just a market, but a winter festival complete with lights, decorations, food, and of course, the ubiquitous Glühwein. At some locations, ice skating, a carnival, carousel, and even slides round out activities for kids. Under light snowfall on a cold crisp evening, there’s nothing quite like the atmosphere of a Weihnachtsmarkt. I wrote more about the Frankfurter Weihnachtsmarkt here.
I made the photo above in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on 18 December 2010. This post appears on Fotoeins WIDE at fotowide.wordpress.com.