Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Hide and seek with Albert and Santa


I think Prince Albert (with his back to us) would be pleased to see how Manchester celebrates Christmas in the 21st century. The German Prince is responsible for Brits having a fir tree indoors at Yuletide, importing the idea from Germany when he married his cousin Queen Victoria. 

He would surely approve of what were originally (in 1999) 17 traders from Frankfurt who started the Manchester Christmas Markets tradition which now brings such trade and cheer to all of us annually.

Although I took the photo, I am not the first to take one from this angle ( I've seen one on Flickr from December 2007) but it is too good to resist.

Linking today with Ruby Tuesday and  Our World Tuesday.

11 comments:

  1. Funny you have a christmas market. We go often to germany for that because it is so typical german but nice that you can drink your "gluhwine" in our own city. Or is that not the case.

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  2. Oh yes, gluhwein, mulled wine, vin chaud- we can drink it in many languages in Manchester ;-)

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  3. Prince Albert changed Christmas tradition for ever and the Brits spread it throughout the world.

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  4. Yes, it's an excellent angle for the photo...and the red just sizzles!

    Our Lady of the Loo in Red

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  5. Great angle!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  6. But has Albert been a good boy?

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  7. It's a great angle and I'm sure Albert would've approved it too:)

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  8. I guess this is such a good picture because of where you are standing....such a fun posting...love all the wonderful pictures people are sharing this week. cheers

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  9. This one is excellent, Chrissy. I didn't know that this is not an original idea about how to shoot it. Doesn't matter to me.

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