Whilst making the journey that was the subject of my last post I came across the Strasbourg council workmen putting up the Christmas decorations last Friday.
I couldn’t help but think that it still being October was too early for the decorations to be put up.
Then on Monday a friend on facebook posted a picture of the fir-tree from the Vosges being erected in Place Kleber.
Strasbourg styles itself as the Christmas capital and with the World famous Christmas Market starting at the end of November I suppose it is necessary to get things ready earlier than it would be for any other city. People are going to be arriving at the end of November and expect to see the decorations all in place. The city has a lot of Christmas decorations so they take time to put up and that’s why they start what I think is rather early.
Here’s the picture of the tree being lifted into place.