Despite the anxieties related to Covid and the restrictions which are being imposed in many countries, we and our twin towns have all made brave efforts to celebrate the Christmas season with beautiful decorations and Christmas markets. Here is a small selection of the many photographs which we have received – with thanks to all the photographers:
Huntingdon/Godmanchester: David King, Alan Hooker, Steve McAdam, Wertheim: Manfred Lutz, Gubbio: Matilde, Salon de Provence: Office du Tourisme
Salon de Provence: In addition to the stunning Christmas lights, especially the light show on the Hôtel de Ville, Salon also has a big fun fair at this time of year.
Wertheim: The traditional Christmas market can’t take place because of the pandemic but there are some stalls outside the old town centre selling craft products. Merry Christmas and Frohe Weihnachten from Wertheim.
Gubbio A word of explanation from Matilde: These images show the huge Christmas Tree in lights, and some of the life size statues which appear throughout the San Martino district, the heart of the medieval city, as a Nativity scene. Along the ancient alleys, across the bridge and along the riverside there are reconstructions of shops, activities and crafts typical of medieval Gubbio. Buon Natale!