Sunday, November 29, 2015

Tuning to the season

Now that we live in Turku, the Christmas capital of the country, we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to witness the light-up of the nation’s premier Christmas tree. Quite a number of people, many with young children, were defying the fiercely cold weather attending the family-oriented event in front of the Cathedral on Saturday afternoon. Afterwards, many families also queued to have a look at the crib inside the Cathedral. We are saving that to a later occasion.




By the time the crowd was dispersing it was not only blowing heavily but also drizzling. Under these conditions, we are really in need of some prominent decorations to start tuning to the season. The majestic spruce tree is 22 metres high and weighs some 4000 kilos. It might just have made it for us.



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  1. Certainly a wonderful and beautiful place to be getting ready for Christmas! xx

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    1. There's a Christmas market on the square across the street from the Cathedral every weekend until the Eve but because of the weather we saved also that until later.

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  2. That tree looks amazing especially with the cathedral in the background. Despite the drizzle it must have brightened up your evening! Sarah x

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    1. I couldn't help stepping into the Cathedral to warm up my fingers for a while. It is actually our 'home church' as we live only two blocks from there.

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