Thursday, January 21, 2010

Christmas Market in Cologne

Another late post but hope you like my Christmas market photos like I like them :-). I got some really cute subjects. It was worth going through a throng of people in the cold. Tourists and locals alike enjoyed the Christmas market here in Cologne. My favorite is the one close to the cathedral. It was just beautiful!

white angels

cute red angels, love them!

a beautiful angel from a store window

they're made of tins. love the colors!

Medusa, the snail

Christmas market store

merry-go-round for the kids

it says: Christmas Market at Cologne Dome

there's the side of the dome / cathedral

Christmas in Cologne

This can't be later anymore. It would be more ridiculous to post the remaining Christmas photos in February. Hah, so before January ends, I make sure these are online.

I endured the blistering cold (sounds like from a movie) taking these photos. I enjoyed the Christmas sceneries as if I hadn't seen them before. It was fun being able to go out again, I was definitely happy!

Cologne shopping

inside one of the department stores

light show at the main train station

was just attracted to the table formation :-)

lovely decoration

Friday, January 8, 2010

Christmas Shopping in Oberhausen

We actually did less Christmas shopping last year. Guess I ran out of something to buy haha! No, I actually bought something and that pair ended up to be my Christmas present. Didn't need to get wrap since I know what would be coming. Saved some wrapping paper there :-). Every Christmas here, it's a must for us to visit Oberhausen for their huge mall (nice to shop inside when it's winter) and of course for its fabulous decorations. Here's another set of photos for you...

zoomed in shot of one of the christmas trees

ready to launch :-)

lego display

it smells of coffee!

i said fabulous

took this shot while waiting for hubby to get fresh waffle