Christmas is coming and with all this festive merriment and cheer comes a sense of nostalgia. Today, I’ll be taking a stroll down memory lane, back to a winter of old.
I’m embarrassed to admit that I have little evidence of my German adventures in the week proceeding Christmas 2005. This was slightly before the age of digital cameras and mass social media, so only a few disposables photos and trinkets have survived. What I do have, however, are memories; memories of kitsch shops in back alleys streets, the Gothic spires of Cologne Cathedral, elaborate pastries displayed in windows and of course, the famous Aachen Christmas Market.
Despite the frigid (and unfortunately snow-less) weather, everything felt so warm, rustic and inviting – much like Germany itself.
P.S. Doesn’t everything look that much more fantastic with a disposable camera?