11 december 2016

Swedish Christmas Fair

 We visited the Swedish Christmas Fair today, held this weekend at the former site of the Groningen Sugar Factory. "The fair that takes care of the Christmas spirit with a fine industrial edge and a Scandinavian touch", that's what we read on their website. And it was so nice to see so many items made from wood and felt.

A very special location indeed! The processing of sugar beets into sugar ended at this site in 2008. In 2011 the municipality of Groningen became the new owner of the Sugar Factory, or 'Suiker Unie' as we know it here. The site is not expected to be developed for housing for 15 or 20 years, and in the meantime it is used as a venue for a variety of activities. Like a nice Swedish Christmas Fair!

11 opmerkingen:

  1. Leuk maar mijn voorkeur gaat toch echt uit naar een tentoonstelling van Noorderlicht.

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  2. Things like this are a very good use of the building!

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  3. Geweldige locatie, in elk geval goed dat er tegenwoordig niet gelijk gesloopt wordt.
    Groetjes El

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  4. It's so refreshing to see old buildings being used for new ideas. The Christmas Fair looks like the place to be. I love things made of wood too.

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  5. How fun! I would enjoy visiting the Christmas Fair. The old factory seems like the perfect place for it.

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  6. Perfect. You're out of the cold and can browse at your leisure. I love European Christmas markets. It's just not the same in Australia.

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  7. ...oh, how I wish that these markets were common here!

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  8. I guess the Swedish had a Scandinavian look from what I can see. I have been to a few markets, but not abroad this year.

    I do LOVE the winter image at the top of your blog! It is fantastic!

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  9. What a fabulous location for a market Marleen!

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