On Wednesday afternoon, November 30, 2012, Sister S, Sister C and I went to check out the Christmas booths in downtown Pest. The booths are wooden and seem similar enough to be standardized. Not sure if the government supplies them or the owners of the businesses do. There were perhaps 50-75 booths in this square.
Beautiful large tree and lots of shoppers. Actually, the tourist ships that come up the Danube, make a stop during this season so the tourists can come to this marketplace. We met two sets of Americans – one from Louisiana and the other from North Carolina at this Christmas “mall.” Pretty easy to pick out the American speakers… So we got to tell them that we are LDS missionaries, here for 1.5 – 3 years…
I don’t know if they bought these hats at the Christmas Booths, but we ended up following them down to the metro and got on the same train. So I asked (sign language) if they would let me take their pictures!
I did not buy anything. Not much of a shopper and anything that is bought has to be taken home or sent home… but fun to see the items – so many were hand-made – and the costumes.