Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Christkindl Market

Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Okies - here is a pirated - oops - borrowed picture of the Christkindl market. Note this pic will have been taken around 3.30 pm-ish. It is absolutly magical if there is plenty of snow on the ground. The market is a bit like our Riccarton market - from kitch to some really very good Christmas gifts and decorations. Then there is the social meet and greet - hot kastanien and a cuppa of the famous Gluehwein and other food goodies. Yumm!!
Naturally we will be there and have a good walkabout. Then every Saturday evening from 7 - 7.30 there will be a Carol by Snow Performance. Basically in the market Square in all 4 corners, there will be performers who rotate their songs - and more often Wind instruments are being played. Ahhh the crystal clear trumpet sound across the snow . . . . . . . .
Some native towns folk come and sing (or in my case hummmm) along - ahhhh you have to be there to appreciate the atmosphere.

Thought I throw these two in from the net. I so hope to be able to take similar pictures. There is something soothing and magical about Salzburg in snow. For a start it dampens all sound, and if the sun shines it reflects of the snow . .

I wonder if Mamabear wants to go to the chapel where the song "Silent Night" first was penned and performed. It is only half an hours drive further north from Salzburg. We have already seen it in summer (after the huge flood) B U T in winter time . . . . .

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