The countdown to Christmas has begun! With Christmas Day almost upon us I thought I would share a couple of my favourite seasonal snaps of Christmas in Europe from my various travels.
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Christmas in London
The iconic Carnaby Street and the surrounding streets of Soho, London are famous for their mix of independent boutiques and flagship stores for well known brands. Each year they replicate the flamboyant flair of the unique shops and restaurants in the area with their quirky Christmas light display. This shot was taken in Ganton Street which intersects Carnaby Street.
Oxford Street, Regent Street and Picadilly Circus are all a short distance from Carnaby Street in London’s West End.
Christmas at Home
It’s a bit of a cheat really because my home happens to be in Europe so it’s very easy for me to spend my Christmas in Europe.
I’m fortunate that the rest of Europe is on my doorstep so I have an almost limitless list of beautiful destinations to choose from for spending Christmas in Europe (Budapest, Amsterdam and Berlin are definitely top of my list for future holiday seasons).
Having said that there is nothing quite like home for the Christmas period. My hometown of Norwich is pretty old and historic; they do an excellent job of lighting up all the winding cobbled streets and beautiful shop fronts.
There are equally historic seaside towns in the county that I live in. It’s wonderful to escape the blustery coast over the holiday break and fill your lungs with the fresh, and often wild, sea breeze.