Christmas is almost upon us and like every year, Luxembourg is preparing to welcome thousands of people to the traditional markets. Tonight, I had a half hour of free time in the heart of the city, and, you know, I can not live without photography and I always go hunting for stories.
That pleasant solitude that anticipates the party
So, walking through the Place d’Armes and Place Guillaume II, under a light but constant drizzle and a soft cold, I was attracted by the sense of peace and quiet all around: the silence of the empty huts, the loneliness of Christmas trees still bare of all light and decoration.
But I hadn’t a feeling of sadness, indeed, I felt like everything was suspended in time, with the stare of the giant Santa Claus.
As for surprise party, when you wait still and silent until the birthday boy comes, then someone presses the button and …
… TA DAAAAAA!!
colored lights turns on, the music starts, carousels riding, scent of gingerbread and gluhwein and the joy explodes all around:
It’s Christmas time!
(pictures were taken with my iPhone 6s and processed with Visco on the phone itself)