Advent Day 21: Scotstoun Weihnachtsmarkt

On Christmas Eve 2019 we took a stroll to the nearby area of Scotstoun to view its Living Advent Calendar. Each evening in December, one more window had been illuminated. On the 24th, we got to see them all.

Number 21 – Scotstoun Weihnachtsmarkt (though I saw no evidence of the advertised Glühwein and Lebkuchen)!

30 thoughts on “Advent Day 21: Scotstoun Weihnachtsmarkt

  1. bob December 21, 2020 / 23:33

    I remember that one as it was unusual. We tend to think of Father Christmas being universal but many other countries have very different Christmas traditions with their own cast of festive characters that predate that image. Only discovered a few strange European ones last year, reading a book on the subject. Made me appreciate how little I knew about the world or I’d just assumed it was the same everywhere else.


    • Anabel @ The Glasgow Gallivanter December 22, 2020 / 09:01

      Yes, this one was quite different from the rest being largely object based rather than tissue paper or whatever. Other traditions are definitely interesting. Also realising the fairly recent origin of many of ours!


  2. Eunice December 21, 2020 / 20:34

    An interesting window though I had to look up Lebkuchen. Following on from Heyjude’s comment I’ve studied the window closely (well I just had to!) and I think the ‘ceiling fan’ is part of the decoration as it’s too low down in the window to be an actual fan – unless of course the people living there are extremely short! 🙂 🙂


    • Anabel @ The Glasgow Gallivanter December 21, 2020 / 20:53

      Yes, I think it is too. The picture’s quite dark though, because the window wasn’t as brightly lit as some of the others, which makes it harder to make out details.


  3. restlessjo December 21, 2020 / 19:58

    Nearly there, Anabel 🙂 🙂 I used to have one of those candle lights and loved to watch it spin the angels. It grew very wonky with age 😦


  4. Birgit December 21, 2020 / 13:31

    Love this window with the German Drebaum, unsure how to spell this but this is what my mom called it. My Opa made one for us one time.


  5. Retirement Reflections December 21, 2020 / 13:21

    I love all of these windows, Anabel. It would be very difficult to choose a favourite. I am greatly enjoying this virtual trip with you.


  6. shazza December 21, 2020 / 11:34

    Took some contrieux out with my coffee yesterday. Had to be done. Wouldn’t mind some gluhwein though. 🙂


  7. maristravels December 21, 2020 / 10:41

    Maybe you missed out on the Glühwein and Lebkuchen but the windows look nice – very classy.


    • Anabel @ The Glasgow Gallivanter December 21, 2020 / 10:44

      Maybe, though I remember we had to go back to this one because they had forgotten to put the lights on first time round! So maybe they forgot the Glühwein and Lebkuchen too.


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