Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Moose is Lose

I love the stunned expressions from the kids, as they hear a wall-mounted moose break into song - Christmas song, of course. At the same time, I'm not sure which was more entertaining, the kids or the expression of the parents. Silent Night just doesn't sound the same when sung in German, especially by a moose. Well, it's a true sign that the Christmas Market season is in full season in Munich, and you will find them all over town and in most of the surrounding villages during the Advent season. I really like this one at the Residenz, as it has an entire section for kids and a masterpiece building surrounding it. Most others are more about adults hanging out with a glass or warm Gluwein, although the Munchener Freiheit market has some nice arts. There is an entertaining midievel market across from Odeonsplatz which is quite entertaining, and the primary market at Marienplatz is much better for the scenery than for buying. Either way, they are definitely worth visiting this time of year for the festive environment alone.

4 comments:

Matthew and Alison Clayton said...

Yes, this moose took me by surprise too!! It is a really lovely market at the Residenz. I love to visit these markets and soak up the atmosphere...very entertaining!

Matthew and Alison Clayton said...

Yes, this moose took me by surprise too!! It is a really lovely market at the Residenz. I love to visit these markets and soak up the atmosphere...very entertaining!

carey said...

I found myself in that section of the market at the Residenz the other day and just stood there, a little mesmerized! Great pic-as always!

TheFatalLozenge said...

I got a video of this thing... it took me by surprise and still creeps me out a little.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSeKTSQdG6E