i’m slightly behind with this blog! i spent some time in Munich over Christmas and along with the usual Christmas markets, there is also an amazing giant alternative Christmas market, Tollwood. It’s at the Theresienwiese where the Oktoberfest takes place.
after dark, the remarkable thing about Tollwood is the light. as it’s a wide open space, the only light is more or less at ground level (stalls and tents), with big, dark open skies above. So you can’t see very well where you’re going, and if it’s especially dark, your eyes never seem to quite adjust. i love this as it reminds me of music festivals and more obscurely perhaps, of cities like Marrakesh, where there are no street lights and the only light source at night is from cars and shops.
taken on my iphone so please excuse the slight blurriness!