Monday, January 4, 2010

Christmas Celebrations

It's over now. All the sounds, smells and colors are memories. It was a great season...I hope for you, too!

The Christmas markets were in full swing again this year.

The lights were bright, the colors amazing, the smells of roasted nuts and gl├╝hwein everywhere.

Everyone seemed to be out and about.

Traditional displays enjoyed by all.

This year I was better prepared for the wicked sledriding experience.

Renate was the perfect hostess for our Christmas dinner.

And New Year's Eve in Munich? OH MY GOSH!!! I wasn't expecting such a loud and fun evening. It really started at sundown, fireworks, bangs, pops...all over the city. I've never been in a city where fireworks are legal for New Year's Eve.

This video sort of, kind of gives you an idea. But it doesn't really, only a small portion of the fireworks can be seen here. You can't see all the fireworks being shot off all over the area. You can't smell the smoke or notice that it covered the whole panorama by 12:15am, you can't hear the noise from every direction. But it sort of gives you an idea. Oh yes, it is a very amature video...but watch it anyway! No big, expensive displays. No fancy fireworks...just a whole city out doing their own thing, having fun into the wee hours!

Things are getting back to normal now. I'll get caught up with my blog reading here pretty soon. In the mean time...I hope you are settling into a nice, quiet, relaxed winter.


Anonymous said...

Fireworks on the 1st! I love it! We heard a few "bangs" here but nothing like what you got to watch! Glad you had a great Christmas! Erica, Tim, Nicole, Vince and Tony

Plays with Needles said...

My husband lived in Germany for 14 years until he graduated from high we went to Germany for the Christmas markets for our honeymoon. They were wonderful and they hold very special memories for me. Seeing all of the beautiful pictures is a treat!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

wow, you're so lucky to live in such a magical place! You look great at Christmas dinner, you're beautiful.

Linda of the Lake said...

Thanks for the video and all the other pictureees of your family. Kinda like being a part of everything.

Kathy A. said...

Oh that looks like such a fun place to celebrate the holidays. I love the idea of the market and all the displays. Glad you had a wonderful Christmas holiday.
Happy New Year filled with wonderful stitches Wanda.