14 Dec 2010

MY WORLD - CHRISTMAS TIME


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As the rest of the Christian world Waterloo too put on its yearly Christmas dress and I took some pictures of



The "Galerie Wellington" also called the "old" Gallery




with red carpets and red decorations



and the "Nouvelle Galerie" just in front of the old.



The owners of the Belgian chocolate shop watched me with suspicious eyes.

This weekend was also the traditional Christmas market, this year rather small in a tent



with a few stands, ice skating and a workshop for children






Besides the traditional hot red wine, there were also filled mushrooms to take away.

11 comments:

Kat said...

Wow, so beautiful! I love the chocolates on display. Over here Christmas is also already on display with lavish decorations at most of the major stores.

I hope you have a great Christmas Gattina.

The Chair Speaks said...

Christmas decorations are lovely. I haven't gone out yet to shopping malls so I have not seen any over here.

ladyfi said...

What a great display of goodies and lights.

Gledwood said...

I was going to make a joke about how Xmassy your house looks...

If that's where you go shopping, no wonder everything in your house looks really nice.

Maribeth said...

This is such a wonderful time of the year. The decorations and the chocolates and the goodies!

Sylvia K said...

Always love the Christmas decorations and these are gorgeous! And, of course, I love the chocolate displays! Terrific captures, Gattina! You've really caught the fun and spirit of Christmas! Hope you have a lovely evening and great tomorrow!

Sylvia

Faye said...

Thanks for this glimpse of Waterloo Christmas, Gattina. Love seeing how your shops are decorated. We have annual holiday craft markets but no food included.

Where will you spend Christmas--Italy or Amsterdam with the new grandbaby? Where ever you may be, hope it's lovely. BTW, please give Arthur, my favorite virtual cat friend, a chin scratch for me.

jabblog said...

How lovely - it all looks so bright and festive and classy :-)

Loree said...

I just wanted to say thank you so much for your comments on my post. I someohw thought of you when I wrote it because I thought you would be of the generation that would remember the war (like my parents). It is easy to forget that the 'other' side suffered too. But that is the sadness of was and, unfortunatelt, Europeans have been at each others throats since the dawn of history.
BTW, I loved the story about the two lovebirds. So sweet :)

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Coco Coterie said...

It all looks so lovely. Wish I was strolling there right now, just idling away the hours in bliss ~ xox Alexandra