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Dec. 20-27, 1998  Madrid, Spain
Very characteristic of the way that the Spaniards approach life, the Christmas holidays are just one more excuse, and a good one at that, to celebrate all that is good. And celebrate they do. It's not to say that the true meaning of this very solemn holiday is lost on these deeply religious people, in fact, far from it. They instead believe that jubilation and reflection can co-exist.
Learning to celebrate at an early age in Plaza Mayor
Celebrating the season in Plaza Mayor

The operetta like setting of Rue Basque
The operetta like setting of Rue Basque

Dec. 9-12, 1998  Colmar, France
It may be my imagination, but the pastel colored plaster of the half-timbered houses seems to swell from the framing like soft ginger bread, just freshly plucked from the oven.
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