Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Vevey and the Montreux Christmas Market

 Christmas Market in Montreux. These markets are very popular
this time of year and you will find them all over Switzerland. There are little kiosks that people rent and sell their homemade things as well as food to eat. And WINE to drink.

We had a plate of German style potatoes that totally filled me up. Wash it down with some Gluhwein and you're a happy camper!
There are other photos in this group from Vevey as well. I went to Vevey in the afternoon and then the three of us  took the train to Montreux for the Christmas Market. By then it was getting dark and we were getting hungry not to mention thirsty. 
Some kiosks were inside with a roof but still fun Montreux


Inside decorations - Montreux

Seems that ferris wheels are regular things at Chrismas Markets. Montreux

Gluhwein - or GLOGG (Gloggi in Finnish) Christmas must have. Heat up some good red wine with cinnamon sticks, cloves, cardamom, and all spice. Throw in a little slice or two of orange, a little brown sugar, heat but don't boil. Oh my. Montreux

Pouring us some nice warm Gluhwein! yum - Montreux

Sunset in Montreux along lake

Christmas trees and stuff -Vevey.

Very nice shot of Christmas decor - Vevey.

Nice design - Vevey.

Saw many businesses with trees on both sides of the doorways. Vevey.

Florist with lots of color - Vevey.

Yes that is a giant fork. Why? Who knows...I liked the mountains in the background. Vevey.

GLobes in Vevey - thought of Evan when i did these

Vevey by the lake

Vevey with mountains in the back. Beautiful scenery

purple flowers still growing in the cold weather

Looking down a sidestreet - this was a fun street with lots of little stores.

Window design in a "bed and bath" kind of place. Very pretty

Christmas Circus

Despicable swans all over the place. If they didn't look so pretty I would totally dislike them.
Baked beans in Montreux - cooked in big pottery on a pipe filled with burning wood. Traditional.

Just a little note I found while looking for stuff to put on here. Don't remember when i typed it.
Leaving New Zork
zork??? well yes. i am on a french kezboard right now. challenge number gazllion and one.
the z is a y and the y is a z. i will try to remember this when tzping. it`s not easly. i have to keep going back and retyping or stop when i know there is a y. plus this is a mac platform. havenàt done this in over 4 years.

1 comment:

  1. This post was for Sept. 13, 2011 when I was leaving New York but using a French keyboard and a MAC platform. It ended up here for some reason.