Christmas Markets opening up

Christmas Markets opening up

It’s the time of the year when the whole world gets busy enjoying and celebrating the Christmas season.

In Germany, the Christmas markets (called Weinachtmarkt) start opening up in late November every year, and close just before Christmas Eve (usually by Dec 22).

These markets in Frankfurt, called Frankfurter Weinachtmarkt in German, are one of the oldest in Germany, with origins going back to 14th century.

I am looking forward to exploring these Weinachtmarkt in the coming days and hoping to share my experiences here.

A view from atop Atomium (Brussels)

A view from atop Atomium (Brussels)

An interesting landmark near Brussels city (Belgium 🇧🇪). It’s a building constructed in 1958, with 9 stainless clad spheres connected to form the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. It is now a museum with a very nice view point from the top of the building (335ft tall).

Interesting design for sure, and a technical feat by the architects in the 1950s.