As we were strolling through the narrow ‘ruelles’, alleys, of old town Vence, I noticed a display in a shop window, which would’ve delighted many Ticos. One of the great pleasures of Christmas time for Costaricans are lovingly arranged crèche scenes. I’ve noticed and admired many amazing displays in front of private homes, in town […]Read more "Pre-Christmas – Vignette de Jour #2"
In the US, Christmas decoration go up immediately following Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Or earlier. A little earlier every year. Even though the commercial aspects of the Christmas season, with their somewhat excessively glittery ornamentation and incessant jingle blare, have increasingly crowded out the pumpkins, cinnamons and cornucopias of Thanksgiving, there is nevertheless a clear Halloween to […]Read more "Glittering Santas in the Glistening Sun"