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Wrapping up Christmas in July

For the last four weeks, I’ve created a modest photo-post series called “Christmas in July”, highlighting some of the scenes to be found in Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Bielefeld, and Berlin in December 2010, right up to Christmas Eve.

To view the entire series of 14 posts and extra Christmas/winter posts from Munich and Prague, please click here.

Christmas in July (12 of 14), Bielefeld

Alter Markt, Bielefeld, Germany – 22 December 2010.

I visited my friends in Bielefeld, where I was met with not just a mere flurry, but heavy snowfall. This was the kind of snowfall which let you know in no uncertain terms it was sticking around for awhile. There was heavy snow when I arrived the first day, heavy snowfall within the city the following day, and more heavy snow to mark my departure from the city the day after.

Snow and sparkly colour-lights made for a good combination; snowfall magically let up at night when I made these photographs of the Christmas market in the centre of town. Adding copious amounts of Glühwein led to a journey of Christmas bliss … as far as I can remember.

Weihnachtsmarkt Alter Markt Bielefeld
The ubiquitous light-tree.

Weihnachtsmarkt Alter Markt Bielefeld
The light shines down on Gehrenberg.

Weihnachtsmarkt Alter Markt Bielefeld
Under these tents lie liquid gold, and by liquid gold, I mean “Glühwein”.

I made the three photos above in Bielefeld on 22 December 2010. This post was published originally on Fotoeins Fotopress (

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