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I'm dreaming of White Christmas

 

 

like in my childhood days - but I'm afraid this will not happen - seen in Heidelberg on 1st December 2017 - Echter Dresdner Christstollen is a delicacy - in the background the Church of the Holy Spirit (Heiliggeistkirche), the most famous church in Heidelberg. "It stands in the middle of the market place in the old center of Heidelberg. The steeple of the church, rising above the roofs, dominates the town."

 

 

I'm dreaming of White Christmas

 

 

like in my childhood days - but I'm afraid this will not happen - seen in Heidelberg on 1st December 2017 - Echter Dresdner Christstollen is a delicacy - in the background the Church of the Holy Spirit (Heiliggeistkirche), the most famous church in Heidelberg. "It stands in the middle of the market place in the old center of Heidelberg. The steeple of the church, rising above the roofs, dominates the town."

 

 

comments (14)

I like how the background disappears into the cloud and rain!
Philine: Only snowrain - You can enjoy the real wintertime in Arizona. Many thanks, Elizabeth!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Dec 2019, 01:43
There is still time for it to turn cold, Philine.
Philine: Yes, it is possible. Many thanks, Ray!
Rain is definitely more like it this season where we live, Philine, but I did just read that America is getting yet another winter alert as a storm system moves across the country.
Philine: At the moment it is rather mild, tomorrow we'll be expecting 15 degr. C. Heel bedankt, Ginnie!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 16 Dec 2019, 06:35
Looks as if the North of the UK may well be having a White Christmas.
Philine: I am not sure if the North of the UK will be so happy to get snow, but Alan will enjoy it if he will holiday there. Many thanks, Lisl!
Une photo de saison du moment ..pour la neige pas sur du tout !!
Bravo pour la photo
Philine: Merci beaucoup, Claudine!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Dec 2019, 06:47
Alas the same seems to be here, too. We've not had many bright, frosty days, either. I've just heard on the radio, though, our Lake District has some snow with one of the major passes closed (it was my route home last week.

"ld Heidelberg is a German romantic play by Wilhelm Meyer-Förster first performed in 1901. While studying at the Heidelberg University, Prince Karl from Saxony falls in love with Käthie, an innkeeper's daughter, but has to give her up when his father dies, and he is called to return to his homeland and rule as King.

The play was based on Meyer-Förster's own 1898 novel Karl Heinrich. The play's title alludes to a poem by Joseph Victor von Scheffel.[1] The work was a major international success and became one of the most performed plays in Germany during the first half of the 20th century."
Philine: You know more than me about Germany! There is a famous song: "I Lost My Heart in Heidelberg" (German: Ich hab' mein Herz in Heidelberg verloren) a German song composed in 1925 by Fred Raymond with lyrics by Fritz Löhner-Beda and Ernst Neubach. The song was an immediate popular hit, and in 1927 Raymond included it in a musical of the same name. Two films, released in 1926 and in 1952, take their titles from the song. It remains the theme song of Heidelberg. It was recorded in Britain by the duo Bob and Alf Pearson." Do you go to North- England again over New Year?
Jolie vue avec ce clocher et le marché de Noël.
Philine: Merci bien, Martine! Pas de ville sans un marché de Noël dans notre pays.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Dec 2019, 07:07
We always think that way, Philine. I did a google: "Pas acht keer in honderd jaar
Er is officieel sprake van een witte kerst wanneer er in De Bilt op beide kerstdagen een gesloten sneeuwdek wordt gemeten. Het KNMI houdt bij hoe vaak dit sinds 1901 is voorgekomen. Dit blijkt slechts acht keer het geval te zijn geweest. De laatste keer was in 2010".
This is of course for the Netherlands...
I do like your picture, I love the red umbrella's.
Philine: Oh, alleen maar acht keer - ja, de tijden zijn echt veranderd. Heel bedankt, Astrid, voor deze informatie!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Dec 2019, 07:30
This doesn't look terribly festive, with that pouring rain Philine. I know nothing of Heidelberg; I will have to Google it
Philine: Snowrain- not very pleasing. Heidelberg is a lovely town, not destroyed during the war, for the American army were interested to have there their headquarter after the WWII. Many thanks, Chris!
Sadly it is more likely to be a wet Christmas!
Philine: I'm afraid we'll have wet Christmas, too. Many thanks, Bill!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 16 Dec 2019, 08:45
In Cirencester the other day they were blowing fake snow into the sky. When it fell onto my car I saw that it was soap suds.
Philine: How ugly! I don't like the snow cannons in the winter resorts, too. Many thanks, Chad!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Dec 2019, 12:10
Heidelberg is such an interesting place to visit. I am also a sucker for German Christmas markets.
Philine: Yes, it is. I personally am not so impressed with Christmas markets, too many ones. Heel bedankt, Louis!
Two weeks ago my oldest son was in Berlin for two days. He was in Paris two days and London for two days, conducting regional staff parties. He had a great time in Berlin visiting the markets.
Philine: Oh, your son is a globetrotter indeed, a very efficient man. The German Christmas markets can be pretty. Many thanks, Mary!
i love this festive scene even without the snow Philine... the Church of the Holy Spirit stands out wonderfully....petersmile

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