Happy New Year, friends oil pastelists!
Welcome to the first challenge of 2019!
I'm hosting this challenge and this time we'll enter the old towns of Europe.
Several years ago my husband and me went abroad for a short trip during New Year holidays which are 8 days long in Russia. So a number of people take advantage of this winter vacation and go travelling.
First time we went to Prague (Czech Republic), the second one was a short cruise with stops in Helsinki (Finland), Stockholm (Sweden) and Tallinn (Estonia).
They were very beautiful! Helsinki was the least impressive actually, but it's not very old.
(Not important but interesting
The cool thing was that Christmas atmosphere was still in the air despite it being the beginning of January. European Christmas is charming to us because Christmas is not very big in Russia and is considered more like a religious holiday.
New Year took over as the main holiday of the year during the USSR regime because the communists tried to exclude everything with religious context. Btw, Russians have always celebrated Christmas on the 7th of January because of a different type of calendar used.)
The below photos are all mine except for a few with the authors' credit. Feel free to use them for this January challenge.
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Hope to see your works and let's start this year with oil pastels!
First come Prague photos.