Above/featured: Annual “Lights of Hope” display at St. Paul’s Hospital: Vancouver, BC – 24 Nov 2018 (X70).
• a performance, show, or event staged for public entertainment.
• a collection of objects arranged for public viewing.
e.g., a display of Christmas lights, food, and drink in an open public venue.
In Germany, there is no admission charge to any of the multiple Christmas markets in a town or city, and there are no restricted drinking areas, as you’ll see people carrying mugs of hot steaming goodness up and down the open streets. But all the same, it’s about the lights; it’s about food, drink, and frivolity; and it’s all the better if it’s snowing or there’s a few centimetres of the white fluffy stuff on the ground.
Is there a Christmas market where you live or where you’re going to visit? Enjoy the display, and please have a Glühwein for me.
Or two. Or three.
Heidelberg, Germany (Gundel)
A favourite from my adopted hometown, the annual selection of Christmas baked goods from Cafe Gundel is always impressive.
Munich (Schwabing), Germany
Prague, Czech Republic
At various markets between 2010 and 2018, I made the pictures above with a Canon XSi/450D (450D), Canon 6D mark 1 (6D1), and Fujifilm X70 (X70). Alle Fotoaufnahmen sind mit Wasserzeichen versehen worden. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-gi4. Acknowledgements go to Amy for LAPC no.76 (14 to 20 Dec 2019).