14 November 2008

Christmas fair

It’s that time of the year (again) and Alexander Platz has been commandeered, this time for the purposes of a traditional Weihnachtsmarkt. Observing the erection of faux mountain houses and traditional stalls somewhat takes away the magic, especially when you see wooden panels being fixed onto metal structures. Still, in the dark with all the fairy lights and in the eyes of small children, it should look very fairytale.

Incidentally, the hot dog vendors in the square have upped their prices a whopping 20%!! A hot dog with mustard and ketchup will now set you back €1.20. I’m not sure if they are anticipating huge crowds of Christmas shoppers/tourists in the Christmas fair and are hoping to make a fast buck or whether they are simply further victims of the credit crunch. P.s. the photo is of the market in Jena.

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