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Thursday, December 14, 2006

My colleagues

The other night most of my colleagues and I met at the Weinachsmakt in front of the rathaus. Weinachs means Christmas and translates roughly as sacred night so Weinachsmakt is Christmas market. All over Germany these markets are set up in the town square. Along with all kinds of things to buy, there is plenty to eat and drink, including gluhvine (there needs to be a oomlaut over the u), a kind of hot spiced wine. Above, you can see most of us have a glass of gluhvine. As we drank and ate, a trumpeter was playing Christmas tunes from the shadows high up on a ledge near the clock on the front of the rathaus.


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