Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Hunt redux

DSC02067 (1300x975)Its easy to tell when the Tube is approaching London’s Winter Wonderland: the cars fill with children and strollers, mittens and scarves.  When the trains lurch stopped, it all spills out into a spectacular clog at the escalators, another at the exit turnstyles, before running free in a river of squeals and questions flowing into Hyde Park.

The Wonderland is equal measure gift stalls and thrill rides, laced with Bavarian-themed food and drink.  It borders on self-parody in the was that Oktoberfest halls and haunted houses are trimmed for Christmas, but its all good natured fun and easy to enjoy.

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Especially, the barmaids, the ice mountain, and the polar bears.

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