21 Dec 2008

WEEKLEY WINNERS - Christmas Market Cologne


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On tuesday I took the train to Cologne (Germany) to visit the Christmas market.



It was all around the famous Kölner Dom Cologne Cathedral



a quite special Nativity scene was in front of the Cathedral





There were a lot of stands selling Christmas ornaments and handmade things



Gingerbread hearts







Many, many food stands !






A street painter



"screwed" Artwork ! Little figures all made out of metal and screws !



cute little ceramic houses to built up a little village



Even a fancy hairdresser working with long hairneedles





and so many different angels ! That was the first thing we noticed, instead of Santa ornaments there were angels in all forms and sizes !

19 comments:

connie said...

♥ all your Christmas pics~it's nice seeing things in other parts of the country. That street painter was awesome!

Mammabug said...

Wow, love the street painter.
I Can't imagine anything like that happening over here.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Oh wow! That looks fabulous. Did you spend lots of money? I would have. I love the street painter...just beautiful.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

What a cool market place! I love the shot of the street painter.

texasholly said...

Beautiful holiday city sights! My favorite was the second picture. Really interesting stuff.

Karen MEG said...

Your photos are really putting me in the Christmas spirit! Lovely shots of the market!

secret agent mama said...

Wow! That's just awesome. I'd love to go buy some things from there.

maggie's mind said...

These are absolutely beautiful! Such a fun and festive place to be this time of year. Thank you for bring us with you through your camera.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

OH _ I AM SO JEALOUS! I have been to those lovely locations - but not in SO LONG!!!!! (2001) My husband and i were just talking about how we wished we could just drop everything and go right now!

harassedmomsramblings said...

Oh goodness how pretty does that look!!!

And those angels are simple stunning! LOVE THEM!

Mrs4444 said...

Wow. Lots of eye-candy in these pics!

Melli said...

Ohhhhhh these are wONderful festive pictures! I do LOVE that nativity! That is just fabulous! And all the red umbrellas with the white lights... and OH! Those toy soldiers in front of the department store!!! I LOVE to go out and see so many holiday decorations put up!~

PlantBuddy said...

Hello Gattina,
Nice photos of your city at Christmas. No snow yet, but who needs it!! We have too much over here in Canada. Drop by my blog for Christmas trees.

Dr.John said...

It looks warmer there than here.
I love those little buildings my railroad has a collection of ceramic buildings.

claudie said...

Köln is a nice town. I hope to visit it one day! Thanks for sharing with us this beautiful Christmas Market! I am sure there weren't so much food in my market in Toulon than in yours! I love German food! Je sens d'ici l'odeur des saussices et le bon goût de la bière allemande!

Busby SEO Test Gary Viray said...

I never thought that Christmas in Cologne is this beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

Vlado&Toni said...

I went to the Christmas market here last night, it was so full of people, I couldn't manage a photo. Oh well have to try next year ...

Grammy said...

What wonderful photos.

Jientje said...

I've never been to Cologne, but it looks like a great Christmas market!
And yes, lots and lots of food stands, you won't starve to death on a Christmas market, it's the same anywhere you go!