Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!
With this collection of my photos I would like to make a small gift to all my Panoramio’s friends who did not have the possibility to see and feel the special Christmas atmosphere of Germany seen in my eyes!
In Germany like in many other places in Europe and maybe no only, you could be impressed by lots of small nice things for Christmas in the windows looking to the street and of course many lights. The small chandeliers there usually were made by wood and very beautiful!
In some German city like Mainz in front of every shop you will find a ** Special Snowman**! I think that the children gardens there have something like a race between them to make more beautiful Snowman! They are very lovely and makes you to smile passing.
And of course generally in Germany in every big city you can find Big Christmas Open Market which are very nice place to spend your free time, just to enjoy and to have some delicious food (typical Weiswurst with hot wine), sweeties and to find some special and unique gift for Christmas!
In my native country Bulgaria people usually are preparing their houses inside for Christmas and of course with the traditional Christmas tree! The lights there still are not fashion outside but in the big cities municipality is going to put the special lights outside in nowadays!
But in Bulgaria in Christmas, there is some very special tradition I will let you know later in my Special Christmas Card for you! :-)
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everybody who read this one!
My best wishes, Mimi
oh dear I would not want to meet this lot at mid-night ! :)
Why? Are they so bad?
Who knows...? But they look harmless to me.
I enjoy your Christmas surprises, Mimi. I think you're a caring and warmhearted person. By the way: you comment your photos in a very nice way :-) It's an enjoyment to read your explanations.
Ha ha haaa.. this makes me smile nice.. :-)
I am glad to hear that my friends are enjoying my photos! ;-)
Gotten night Wolf!
BTW, can somebody here explain me what kind of it is this lot?
Thanks in advance, Mimi
Dear Mimi, the scenery looks to me like a little stall on a Christmas market,
but don't worry, the salesman isn't a slave trader, those little ones are wooden ;-)
I see little pipes in the most open mouths. I can't find an English expression, in German they are called "Räuchermännchen".
A Räuchermännchen is a cavernous little figure, whose bottom is detachable, so you can put
a little piece of incense into the figure and burn it off - the incense, not the figure ;-) (or something you like to smell, maybe sandalwood?).
It's prepared in a special way, so it's burning a long time and the smoke spreads into your room.
The smoke comes out of the little figure's mouth, so you can imagine he is smoking his pipe.
I'll be back later, now duty calls ;-) Big hug
Great colors and a very nice shot....I also like your dedication Mimi
Ciao Tom Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year also you too
Dear Wolf, thanks for all this long explanation here. Very interesting. I don't think I would like so much the smell of sandalwood but next time when I go to Germany for Christmas maybe could be some small "Räuchermännchen" for my collection of small souvenirs over the places I have visited.
Dear Tom, thank you very much for your visit and your Christmas wishes!
My best wishes for Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to both of you!, Mimi
A very nice picture, Mimi. I am glad that took Frankfurt as an example for German Christmas - and not as the city of crime, of stress or as the banking metropoly.
Поздрав от Франкфурт, mainufo.
Many thanks for your kind comments Mainufo!
I could say that Frankfurt am Main for Christmas is so beautiful and everybody should go and see it, to have a bratwurst, typical sweeties and of course some hot chirshwine or something like that it was. I could add also that it is the right place where you can make a good shopping in many big Trade centers in the center. And of course not at the end to take some nice and interesting shots! I was for some time in the area of Frankfurt am Main and while my husband was working I traveled to see some cities in the area and a few times in the main city of course. Probably you saw the photos in my gallery and have an idea where I was. Of course I still have many of those photos and maybe I day I will put something else.
Yes, Mimi, I saw in your gallery pictures from Wiesbaden and other places nearby. In the next december you'll find the "Weihnachtsmarkt" again. This market has a tradition of more than 600 years. The next "Kirschwein" is waiting for you.
Greetings from Frankfurt, mainufo.
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Photo taken in Altstadt, Frankfurt, Germany
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