City Christmas

Very soon we'll be escaping Christmas in the city.  The Edinburgh version has expanded this year with another city square taken over by log cabins selling gluwein, hog roast rolls, bratwurst, pancakes, beer, and wooden crafts that are renewed daily from container lorries with various European number plates.   And the new attraction is the Star Flyer, which hoists you up 60 metres for a view of the city.

I haven't tried it, not having a great head for heights, and certainly not since a bit fell off it and landed in the gardens.  Thankfully no-one was injured.

If Christmas-themed attractions pall, there are other city delights such as art to fall back on.  This display in an art gallery I pass on my way to work caught my attention recently. 

Perhaps I'm just not sophisticated enough for city living.  Which would you prefer - commercial Christmas or ironic art?  I'll be happy to leave them both behind and escape to winter darkness and the windswept banks of the River Spey.


  1. That's certainly interesting artwork. I'm not sure I'd enjoy that Star Flyer either, it doesn't look very solid!

  2. That city art is a bit creepy!!! Well...not just a's downright creepy!!! I think I'd rather take in the city while swinging through the air with the greatest of ease!!!

    Merry Christmas Linda!!! After the first of the year I'll be researching places to visit in your beautiful country...we're headed there i late October of 2014!!! If you have any suggestions of what not to miss...I'm all ears!!!

  3. I'll pass on the flyer and the artwork! Enjoy your Christmas, Linda!

  4. Hmmm.....I don't care for that "art" either! And I wouldn't get on that carnival ride. (But I'm a chicken about things like that)

    Happy holidays to you and your family!

  5. I think I might need some gluhwein after seeing that art display!
    Merry Christmas to you.

  6. Hey Linda! Here it is a completely ordinary Norwegian Christmas.
    We live in a small place. 1 hour 30 min to the nearest town and we like it
    Merry Christmas

  7. Wishing you and your family an ironic-art-free Christmas tucked away in the country. I especially hope that you have safe travels in this stormy weather! Merry Christmas, Linda!


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