The main reason
we went to Vienna was to visit the Christmas markets. Dave remembered
them from his years in Bonn, Germany, and he wanted to share the experience
with the family. We went to four different markets: Schonbrunn,
Rathaus, and Mariahilferstrasse in Vienna and the Mestni Trg market in
Ljubljana. We enjoyed the requisite punsch (I know now where the
phrase 'to pack a punch' comes from!!), purchased some traditional wooden
ornaments and partook of the not-so-traditional cotton candy for the kids.
A dizzy array of
gold and sparkle in the christmas markets.
The beauty of the
markets doesn't need words; the lovely images speak for themselves of the
glittering holiday spirit...
Cotton candy is not
a holiday tradition for most the world, but Alea and Breck would like it
Too beautiful to
eat - the sparkle and shine of these candied apples reflected the market
spirit in Vienna.
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