Whenever we go to a Weinachtsmarkt, Goddess and I try to look for the unique.
Every market is filled with shops. Many of them are the same, from market to market to market. The same suppliers, often the same people. Selling the same-ol’, same-ol’.
But not always.
In Vienna it was a wonderful handmade, hand-painted globe. “Made by a young local artist”, said the booth worker, who was completely set aback when I replied “I only purchase work from old, foreign artists”. Then we had a good laugh as I forked over the Euro.
In Speyer, it was the same-ol’.
In Bad Wimpfen it was a hand-crafted glass hummingbird.
And while waiting for the shop owner to wrap our purchase, this guy kept catching my eye.
Tonight we’ll explore the Heidelberg weinachtsmarkt. Crazy packed during the weekend, we made a glancing blow last Thursday and decided that we’d visit again on a weeknight.
When there’s still room to move.
I’m sure I’ll make a picture or two there.