It snowed over here today. So we had a white carpet for about two hours. No more than that, as temperatures stayed just about freezing point and the sun provided us with a brilliant sky after the clouds had emptied. I had promised my son to drive into town to his favorite shop. Of course this photo is a give away. If you cannot guess by the ornament in the window, have a look at the reflection in the anorak of the gentleman on our left.
And I'm sure you'll have no trouble guessing the nationality of the two men?
Or do you think a native of Oostende would wear a hat like that?
The Ferris Wheel again, in full splendour, but with the ice skating rink in front of it.
It has become a desease in Belgium, no self respecting town can be without its ice skating rink round Christmas time. Difficult to manage, because the temperature usually stays rather agreable even in winter here. I don't think it has frozen that much yet.
A cutout of the ferris wheel in Brussels, part of the Christmas market attractions.
My friend Razzi made a far better cutout than I did : http://www.razziphoto.com/wordpress/wp-content/photos/CRW...
But then Razzi is the champion :-)
A Christmas tree ball view of the Grande Place (central market place) in Brussels.
Beat this, Gerda. I'm referring to the super funny photo's my dear friend Gerda has been publishing on her blog these last days http://gerdayd.web-log.nl/
I find it a dreadful shame that the authorities have had to put fencing up around the inflated globes.
But they caught a young couple making love inside one of the spheres earlier this week, so they want to make it a but more difficult to access them.
Have a great Christmas, everybody!!
How about this alternative Christmas tree? Found in the window of a rather exclusive handbag shop in the Galeries Saint Hubert in Brussels.
I'm didn't have much time, I was on my way to an early meeting. I took this photo with the G3 and managed to get the handbags at the foot of the tree overexposed.
Sorry about that, but the tree is ok and that was my main target.
No, I'm afraid I didn't get a handbag for my wife.
The shop wasn't open yet, hahaha :-)
Went to see the Christmas decorations in Brussels' Galeries Saint-Hubert.
A white sheet suspended over the middle of the top of the Galeries makes you think of snow, and they've suspended sci fi figures on skis, snowboards. With festive lighting, of course.
It is rather special.
For those of you who don't know the Galaries Saint-Hubert: they are the oldest galeries of Europe, it is in fact what Americans call a shopping mal. So is is a 200 metres covered road with shops, but it is, of course, very much like a museum, given the fact that construction started in 1845.
A must visit when you go to Brussels, and the galeries are very close to the central market square.
A film by Hitchcock I saw as a young boy. Always remembered that film.
Kinda scary, of course.
My wife witnessed a flock of seaguls swarm down and tear apart our plastic bag with household rubbish on our terrace out back. It contained the remains of a roast chicken, the birds violently pecked at it and each other. It is rather cold outside.