Dec 13, 2015

At the Christmas Market


I decided to visit the Christmas market at Vanha Suurtori today. That's Turku Cathedral and this year's Christmas tree in the background.


                                                Here are a few shots of the market. 



                                         That's the stall for roasted almonds and glögg. 



I couldn't decide which kind of honey to get, so now I have four little jars to try out. From top to bottom, we have woodland, heather, autumn, and dance of the northern lights honey.


Then we found a curious bookstall selling very strange books. I got this one full of old Finnish spells.


And this is the Finnish translation of Sabine Baring-Gould's book on werewolves. Yes, I got a werewolf book at the Christmas fair. What?


Then we hit a few indie bookstores and things got a bit out of hand. The Aho and Canth books I actually need for research, but the rest were impulse buys. I've been meaning to read The Alchemist  for ages, and the original's in Portuguese, so it doesn't matter that it's a translation. The others are a book of old Finnish horror stories and E. T. A. Hoffmann's short stories (this collection had "The Sandman" in it!!). 


At home we had apple glögg and date cake in front of a roaring fire. You can't get much more Christmassy than than. 

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