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Christmas times past

As I mentioned in an earlier post I spent much of my working life in Strasbourg. Christmas was my favourite time in that city as it always had a very festive air about it and people went to a great deal of trouble to decorate it at Christmas time. It is famous for its Christmas market of which there were several, in different areas of the city. I used to love wandering around the streets and markets during my lunch hours. The following photos are some of my favourites taken there over the years.
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this toy shop always had a fabulous window display of bears

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display outside a jewellry shop

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the largest nativity scene made out of salt pastry

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the Christmas tree in the main square

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entrance to one of the markets

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one of many stalls selling beautiful glass balls

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and other decorations galore

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one of the stalls near the cathedral

 

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decorated facade of the most expensive chocolate shop in Strasbourg

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decorated street in the area known as “petite France”

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You can see more of these photos here if you are interested

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Comments on: "Christmas times past" (3)

  1. All photographs are amazing.. Merry Christmas..!!

  2. Malou Prestado said:

    Wow! I love this blog of yours on Strasbourg Christmas market. It is nice to know how each of the countries go about with their Christmas markets. I haven’t been to a French one so this blog is a good inspiration for future forays into Christmas markets.

    Durbuy is maybe overshadowed by the Christmas markets in Brussels or Leuven or even Antwerp. It is also far south for many but I’ve seen buses of tourists there as well.

  3. What a wonderful place to visit. You have captured such beautiful Christmas images!

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