Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Zürich at Christmas



[Insert convincing excuses for not having blogged in fifty bajillion years here]

Hi, peoplessssss. :) It's almost the end of December. Which means it's almost 2014. Which means next week I'm sending Dead Man's Palace to my editor and fleeing to London, and will take many, many pictures there. Haha. No, really. I'm going to try.
In the mean time, I have THINGS:

Thing 1 -  I watched Frozen. I really loved it. *claps delightedly* You should watch it, too.

Thing 2 - I watched The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. I have many opinions on it, but overall I really loved it. *claps delightedly* You should watch it, too.

Thing 3 - I wrote a poem for Cabinet of Curiosities. Writing it was utter torture. *claps delightedly* Ahem. I don't actually know anything about poetry, but it's there for you to read if you so please. 

Thing 4 - random snapshots of Zürich and Christmas-time:

Christmas is all about little red-painted trams.


And comfortable clothing.

And death in motorcycle helmets with sparkly antlers.

And floofy ponies.
And ENGLISH BOOKS.

And getting wash-off Winnie-the-Poo tattoos like a rebel.

And doing photoshoots at the Lindt chocolate factory. (Ok, this a whoooooooole 'nother story, and actually this happened back in September? Yeah. I don't know why I haven't blogged about this yet. It will have to be a different post.)

And eating bagel burgers.

And running smack into people in the street because you're staring at the lights. (This picture does not do justice to the prettiness that is the Bahnhofstrasse in December. A few years ago the old Christmas lights were replaced by some artsy, tubular ones, because Switzerland likes to be hip and with-it to the point of exaggeration, and they looked like this, and folk were like "Ewwwww." So they changed it. And they got it right this time, I think. Also, I don't know who those people in the picture are. Sorry, random people.)

And visiting the Zürich market. THAT TREE: It's decorated with something like 50,000 Swarovski pieces. Shiny.

And that's all. I hope you guys have an awesome Christmas and happy holidays and a good new year AND I SHAKE YOU WARMLY BY THE HAND and will post again soon with London pictures. Bye. :)