Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmasy Things - Munich Kristkindlmarkt II

St Nick with a switch St. Nicholas waits to greet the girls and boys - notice the switch in his hand just in case he runs into anyone who's been naughty.

Despite the cold and the rain we did manage to get to several of the Christmas markets other than the best known in the Marienplatz. Sunday morning we strolled over to the Residenzpalast and dropped into a charming market in one of the courtyards of the Palace.

The gentleman at the door set the tone for a market that was very oriented towards children. The gentleman taking the video obviously thinks he's D. W. Griffith and forgets that movies have sound now!

And here are a few random pictures from the Residenz Market and the Medieval-Celtic Market.

The ResidenzmarktA giant TeddyThe painted facades in the courtyard give the Residenzmarkt a slightly theatrical flair.

Baskets, more basketsChocolaty fruitA few useless scarvesDecorative baskets, fresh fruit dipped in chocolate (the fact that its fruit negates the calories, right?)and some rather unusual flower scarves - there seems to be a stall for everything. I'm not so sure how warm those scarves are.

Entrance to the MittelaltermarktA juggler and his horn
Under the commanding eye of Maxmillan I the Mittelaltermarkt at Wittelsbacher Platz is a fair replica of a Medieval market - without the mud, straw and horse dung but there are jugglers.
A few things for the ladiesBooted and well-heeledEverything that the well-heeled medievalist would need.

Fresh bread done the old way Roast piggy on a spit
Sadly this little piggy went to market and ended up between slices of that baker's bread. Apparently the Bavarian version of pulled pork is quite tasty.

20 dicembre - San Domenico di Silos


Anonymous said...

Beautiful - I'm beginning to understand my mil's memories of Christmas back home.

Doralong said...

See, I knew you'd fit some pork somewhere into this trip for me..

more cowbell said...

As always, loving your photos. I'm especially enjoying the German photos of the season ...