Happy December 21. I’ve always liked the shortest night of the year. It helps that it comes so close to Christmas. It is also an old friend’s birthday, and as I recall it was on the winter solstice that I first ate Yorkshire Pudding. Afterward you can noticeably see the turn toward longer days, which is a hopeful thing when you live in the north.
So in honor of the winter solstice, here are some images filled with light and festivity, courtesy of My Black Book. These are winter Christmas markets in Münster, Germany. Fill a cup with virtual mulled wine and wander around.
At the helm of this visual feast of a blog is my friend Britta, a German creative soul living in Paris for the last 15 years. I found her when looking for some information about London. She will help you find great places to eat and browse in Paris, London, Sweden, or even Vermont. Wander around her site after you are finished in the cobbled streets of Münster.