Monday, December 17, 2007

Clogs, Valkenburg

Clogs, Valkenburg, Holland, originally uploaded by - di.

We had a lovely time over in Valkenburg.

The Kerstmarkt, or Christmas Market in the caves is surely one of the most interesting markets I've visited.

The merchandise isn't your run-of-the-mill market stuff, it's really quite stunning and had I had money for 'stuff', there were a few bits and pieces I would have bought.

The village itself is quite lovely, full of buildings made of that pale gold sandstone I like so well and at this time year, Christmas music is playing out on the streets.

It was 1 degree celsius and cold but we stopped for coffee, we stopped for wine and we stopped for tea ... we got by.


Manictastic said...

They had to sell 'klompen'. Those Dutch are always so like their stereotype :P

Di Mackey said...

I can't imagine wearing them but liked the way that they showed where we'd been. Imagined little Miss Three wearing them, knew we could never buy her a pair - imagine the noise :)

Manictastic said...

Clogs are perfect tortute tools. You can either make incredible noise with them, or you can force people to sit with their knees in them and let gravity do the rest.(I saw that on a tv program: De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig, it looked painful).

Di Mackey said...

Oh those Dutch ... working out how clogs could be instruments of torture.

I'd thought it would be enough if we let Miss 3 wear them on the top floor here.