I have to admit..driving into the city is always a bit intimidating.
I love the contrast of old and new.. and then there’s the food…some you eat..
..and some you just look at..
Christmas was definitely in the air..
And then there were the interesting and random sightings…
Jesus, Euro-Santa with his super scary friend Krampus*, “Santa-con-ers”…
and a bag piper..why not?
*For those trying to make ‘horns or tails’ out of this frightful figure, let me key you in on the big secret as to why those German and Austrian kids are so well behaved- esp around the holidays. While the worst consequence to bad behavior in the US is the possibility that you’ll land on Santa’s naughty list..on the other side of the pond the kids used to be told that this drooling beast would drag you away if you were bad. Lesser infractions would get you a stocking full of coal or sticks which I’ll admit I did receive on at least one occasion..so yeah, when all else fails in the child-rearing dept….there’s always Krampus.