All posts on December 2012


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Beautiful Yorkshire homes, a dear sister’s, and Castle Howard!

Sparkling Christmas trees, a stunningly decorated table, ribbons, candles, precious linen and china. A home garlanded with holly, ivy and winter greenery and a warm, loving welcome. A magical Christmas about to begin in Malton, North Yorkshire, England, recently made …

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The city of York, England, Carols at York Minster

Strolling around York, one of England’s finest cities, steeped in a rich history, 2 days before Christmas, one is transported back into the past. Originally founded by pre-Roman Britons, York owes its legacy to the Romans who named it “Eboracum” and …

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Borough Market, London, England
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Christmas 2012 at Borough Market, London

Despite the continual rain our spirits were high as we walked along the Embankment the following morning to London’s Borough Market.  So many famous sights to behold, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower Bridge and The Thames, The Tate Gallery, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, …

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'Scrooge' at the theatre in London, England
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Scooge! “Christmas children peer into Christmas windows” in London!

London, biased as I might be, is my favourite city in the world! The sense of history, the museums, Harrods, red London buses, London taxis, the royal family, Covent Garden, the City, the West End, Borough Market, St Pauls, Big Ben, Westminster, …

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Gingerbreads in Copenhagen's glass market
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Culinary, sensory delights at Copenhagen’s glass market

Copenhagen’s beautiful glass market; everything and more that you could possibly expect to tempt the taste buds, in fact all the senses at Christmas. The presentation beautiful and quite outstanding. Follow Shutters & Sunflowers

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Christmas market stall in Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark
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The Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, at Christmas

The beautiful Tivoli Gardens in central Copenhagen are transformed into a Christmas spectacle each December. Tivoli, Copenhagen’s famous 21-acre park amusement park and pleasure garden opened in 1843. It is the second oldest amusement park and second most popular theme park in the world. Beautifully …

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Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen, Denmark

The splendid Rosenborg Castle in central Copenhagen, no longer a royal residence, is home to some other royal treasures, the Danish Crown Jewels. The stunningly beautiful royal jewels are still used and worn today by the Danish royal family on state occasions. Rosenborg Castle …

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Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark by the canal
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The Streets of Copenhagen just before Christmas!

We arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark, on a crisp afternoon. The sky heavy but bright, full of ‘prospective weather’, which at this time of year in Scandinavia meant more winter storms! It was the type of day that make your cheeks …

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Blenheim Palace at Christmas, Woodstock, England
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Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, England at Christmas

A winter’s day at Blenheim Palace, under a clear and crisp December sky. The palace, dressed for the season showing off all its magnificence and its Christmas splendor. Grand Christmas trees at both the entry and in the main hallway. Follow …

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