12 Dec 2011
OUR WORLD - CHRISTMAS MARKET WATERLOO
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Just opposite the Exposition building, where I had to watch over our paintings, was the Waterloo Christmas market.
I took the opportunity for a little stroll through the market, leaving our paintings to a classmate.
The market was in a big white tent, but not big enough for all the stalls, so inside the stalls looked a little squeezed together, and it was difficult to see all the exposed items for sale.
The entrance this year was on the side of the tent.
Just in front was a traditional "caricol" (little snails) stall which are sold on markets and fairs and is a typical Belgian tradition. You see at least one cart with caricoles cooking in an enamel pot, with celery juice and pepper on each market or fair. They are served in little bowls and you eat them hot to warm you up.
the stalls one after the other
Very important,a very big surface for food and drinks ! The speciality of a Christmas market is the hot red wine.
An ice skating for the kids, with fake ice. It was too warm in the heated tent.
Little gifts to buy
and nativity scenes with little figures. It was here I bought the missing king for our nativity scene, because he had disappeared and Mr. G. was very upset about it.
Waterloo center on my way back home. I took the picture through the windshield