Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Yule calendar: 3 days to go

The daylight doesn't last long at this time of the year, and as a matter of fact the year's shortest day is tomorrow. The lights on the Yule trees and in the windows and on the houses brighten up the darkness, but nothing beats a little sunlight at this time of the year. Unfortunately it has been mostly cloudy for the last couple of weeks, and for the last week or so it has snowed and rained by turns. I did see a glimpse of blue sky on Saturday, but no sun.

This tree stands in the middle of Ingólfstorg, in the centre of Reykjavík. There is a charming little Christmas market in the square.

This is what it looks like at night, when all the stalls are closed:

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