Monday, December 10, 2012

Kerstmis along South Bank

DSC04745London has established a European-style Christmas Market along the south bank of the Thames.  If you’ve been to it’s German cousins, it’s familiar and cute, ‘not too crowded yet attracting a younger crowd than Koln or Aachen.  There are all of the usual suspects: craft huts and sausage vendors, gluhwein and Jager shots (at 5.50 gbp!).  The carousel is colorful and the huge skillets of potatoes and onions are a nice variation on the theme.   But no sign of ice skating or lebkuchen, and I miss the commemorative mugs and eierpunsch.

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The evening’s most spectacular scenes were in the restaurant, though (Bistro Bruno Loubet),

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and across the river, skyline and light against the churning skies.

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