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Monday, 26 November 2012

White Snow Queen


A Xmas character I am not so familiar with, whom I met at the Scandinavian Xmas market at Rotherhithe on the weekend.  The white snow queen.  She was a hit with kids and adults alike.  I'm hoping some of my Scandinavian readers can tell me more about her.

It is always fun to find out about the folklore from around the world that we are seeing more and more of creeping into Xmas festivities.

The market was selling everything from furniture to bear pate, yes you did read that right, I passed very quickly on that last item and settled for a pickled herring sandwich.
One of the highlights of the market for me was more of that delicious crisp gingerbread that I showed you yesterday.  I have packets of the stuff now.


11 comments:

Lucy Corrander said...

Fantastic! I wish I'd been there to see her! The top picture - the delight of the child being held by a man with a villainous grin and a white jester's hat. And 'Courage' behind (hadn't realised that is still made) . . . make it my favourite picture for a while.

Lowell said...

I'm Swedish (well, my grandparents came to the US from Sweden) but I don't recall hearing about this Xmas character. Not surprising, though, 'cause Swedes are a little crazy! ;-))

Babzy said...

beautiful costume ;)

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful!

Adullamite said...

An old Xmas story. The pantomime version will be available somewhere.

Sharon said...

You can certainly see the joy on that child's face and in the second photo you can see that the White Snow Queen is on the "tall" side.

LONDONLULU said...

I'm very impressed with the stilt walking:) Love the international mix you talk about creeping into Xmas, something surprising all the time.

Anonymous said...

The Snow Queen, one of my favourite fairy tales.

Nicola.

Jack said...

Terrific, Mo. I hope one of your viewers is Scandinavian and can explain this one.

G said...

Isn't the Snow Queen from a Hans Christian Anderson story?

Gunn said...

GREAT action shots!

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