Friday, December 16, 2011

m u r t e n { m o r a t }

murten {morat}, switzerland

my dutch
friend
annemarie
came
to visit me
last week.

she wanted
to meet
the wee grub
and
take
a little vacation.

when
the weather
was good
we took
little
day trips.

last friday
we went
to the historic
medieval
town
of
murten
{morat in french}
.
one of
my favorite
towns
because
it is
very small
but
incredibly
charming.

still surrounded
by its fifteenth
century walls,
it has
amazing
vistas.

murten01
murten05
murten04
murten03

annemarie & i
have
a similar style
of low key
sightseeing.
after some
walking
and
photo-taking,
it is necessary
to take
a tea & cake
break.

murten06
murten07
murten08

after
a leisurely
cup of tea
we walked out
of the cafe
into
one
of those
moments
one can never
plan...
the town
had just
set up
for the
christmas market
and
the streets
were aglow
with lights
and
the air was
sweet
with gl├╝hwein.

murten09
murten10
murten11
murten12

there
was a warmth
and
festiveness
in the air
that was
magical.
we walked
slowly from
booth to booth
and
drank it
all in.

xo

note:
photos by
both
annemarie & me.

2 comments:

f. pea said...

How I would love to visit a Christkindlmarkt and drink Gluehwein tonight!

alexandria said...

Oh those rooftop views! It looks like a perfectly lovely holiday.