more Christmas market madness
All four of us braved the crowds on Saturday and went to Hannover for some shopping and a visit to the Christmas market. Apparently there were something like 400,000 people in the city at the same time all out to spend as much money as possible. After what seemed like hours choosing just the right jeans for a teenager and his pre-teen but only slightly less picky and opinionated brother, we finally made it out to the market. And guess what? It was pouring rain. And I do mean pouring. And did I mention that it starts getting dark at 4 p.m. now? Oh well. I managed to get a few pictures anyway from under my umbrella.
pyramid in the city centre
lots of lights
handicrafts and treats for sale
At the Finnish Christmas market we saw, but did not eat (too pricey for a quick snack in the rain!) this gorgeous cedar-planked salmon. As equal opportunity carnivores, however, we did sample the reindeer sausage, just like every year. It's, um...different.
Santa didn't mind the rain at all