Tag Archives : Christmas

Mulling over Mulled Wine in Mulhouse

In Mulhouse, France Tucked in the corner by Germany and Switzerland, Mulhouse has a history that is closely linked with both of these countries.  A part of Switzerland for over two hundred years, and under German control after the Franco-Prussian war, the cultures of these two countries have left a mark on what is now firmly a French town. We…

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Christmas in Gamla Stan

In Stockholm, Sweden The Great Square Christmas Market (Stortorgets Julmarknad) has its origins in the old medieval markets of Stockholm.  It’s been in this same spot every year since 1837 (with a brief window from 1907-1914, when it didn’t run at all).  Therefore since 1915, it has been a constant presence in Gamla Stan, and you couldn’t get a more perfectly…

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Swedish Christmas Past in Skansen

Skansen, Stockholm, Sweden When I was about 14 years old, I went to a Carl Larsson exhibition at the V&A Museum in London and ever since then I’ve had this obsession with his Sweden.  One of the images I’ve always liked was of his daughters dressed in a long white gown, wearing a crown of lit candles.  This shows the…

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