by the Night Writer
You can have your Black Friday. In Prague everyone was waiting for the official opening of the Christmas Markets, and today was the day! Old Town and Wenceslas Squares, plus a few other areas (including Prague Castle for the first time this year) will host these open air markets from now until the first week of January, and while the crowds were huge today, they didn’t feature the Black Friday Frenzy in the States. Here, people of all ages had child-like looks on their faces as they took in the lights, the Christmas tree, and all the festive vendor huts.
There were the sights – the 30 ft. Christmas Tree with LED tinsel, the artisan crafts hanging in the huts, and the gaily lit squares. There were the sounds – shouts and happy greetings in numerous languages, laughter, the oohs and aahs of the children (and some adults), a choir singing, an orchestra playing. And there were the smells – sizzling pork and roasting chestnuts, hot baked pastries, spiced wines and hot chocolate. If only there were was an app for my phone to let me capture the aromas!