Saturday, January 31, 2009
Going Back in Time
Since we haven't done anything exciting lately, I'll catch you up on Christmas in Mons.
Each year since we've been here the Grand' Place has hosted a small Christmas market and a heart-shaped skating rink. We didn't get down there in time this year to take pictures of the rink, but we did manage to take a shot of one of the brightly lit streets off the Grand' Place. (I just can't remember which one!)
Topiary features among the decorations. This year there was a giant - what, giant? troll? He was unavailable for pictures when we were there but we were able to capture this huge winged creature.
And here's the Hotel de Ville on the Grand' Place. Our Grand' Place isn't as impressive as the ones in Brussels or Bruges, but it's not bad, especially for a smallish city in Wallonia. It looks right nice all decked out for Christmas!