Some places I always enjoyed at Christmas, of course Rome, Belleza Aeterna, Palermo, Sicily such charm and faded elegance, Berlin a re-born Capital. What did I enjoy, well the food, the atmosphere, often quiet in the city and neighbourhoods, the parks and the wintery flowers, the brisk air, the weather and the pleasure of walking in a city with beautiful sights. The people and the little courtesies of the Season and all the traditions which makes Europe special.
Fireworks seen from the Tiber River, Rome. The Fireworks are on top of the Janiculum Hill.
Pariser Platz, Berlin at the Brandenburg Gate
Teatro Massimo, Palermo, Sicily, one of the largest Opera house in the world
Warsaw old Town at the Royal Palace.
The Old Teacher's College on Elgin Street
Our Mayor Jim Watson, serving lunch at the Ottawa Mission, a great guy!
Garibaldi Memorial on the Janiculum Hill in Rome in the snow
For those of you who think it never snows in the Eternal City.
May you all have a wonderful Christmas wherever you may be.
The final hymn '' Puer Nobis Nascitur'' of the Lutheran Christmas Morning Mass of 1620 in Germany, by Michael Praetorius