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Christmas ornaments galore.

Colorful mugs from European Christmas Markets (pre-2020).

I’ve had the good fortune to make two trips to see Europe’s fabulous Christmas markets.  Once with my Mother on a river cruise and once with a girlfriend. Both trips were kaleidoscopes of super-sized, festive, cold, delicious Christmas overload. I know from previous experience that Germany is really where many of our beloved Christmas traditions began and the Alsace region of France, enhanced those traditions by taking tree decorating to the next… Read More

Fabulous decor at the Stuttgart, Germany Christmas Markets.

It’s impossible to photograph the elaborate decorations on top of each of the 250+ booths at the Stuttgart Xmas Markets. Photos don’t do any of it justice.  The crowds and the lighting just can’t be mastered with the iPhone camera I am using for this trip (decided not to haul the Nikon around the markets). The booths of the Stuttgart Christmas Markets meander through the central part of this contemporary city, through… Read More

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