Friday 23 December 2011

Xmas Time in Wittenberg ...

There has been a cold snap and the country side is blanketed with snow. The King and his family are visiting Count Herman's estate where the ornamental pond has frozen; a small 'skating party' is in progress.....
Some of the guests stay nearby the hunting lodge, if they feel too cold they can nip back inside...
The King and his family watch the skaters, Prinz Albrecht is having a go ...

The skaters enjoying themselves on the frozen pond ....

The geese are not to pleased that their pond is frozen over ...
One goose says to the other, 'What do you do whenever you feel lonely?'
The other one says, 'Oh, I just have a gander around.'

Brother James is feeling the cold and is wondering when the mulled wine will be served...

The food is nearly ready, mulled wine, soup and roast pig ...

The entire skating party scene .....



  1. A Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  2. A nice seasonal display!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too!

  3. Lovely and so appropriate on all accounts!

    Best wishes,

  4. A lovely seasonal spread! Merry Christmas!

    Best Regards,


  5. Thanks for the festive scene. Hope you and yours have a jolly time, and I look forward to seeing more figures in the new year
    cheers- Mike

  6. Allan,

    A most Merry Christmas to you, sir. And a wonderful New Year filled with toys and memorable games.

    -- Jeff

  7. How delightful is that!? Wonderful. All the best for the season to you,
    from me,

  8. Delightful indeed!
    Merry Christmas from all at Tradgarland

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