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    Posted December 10, 2012 by
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    Fairy Tales Come Alive

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     ALin77 took these pictures at a Christmas market in the German town of Hanau, the birthplace of the Brothers Grimm.

    "Once upon a time, when I was only 9 years old I won a book-prize at school. It was titled ' Grimm's Fairy Tales," she says.

    "Last week I went to Hanau to walk around the Christmas Market and as I looked up, there were the statues of the Grimm Brothers, standing majestically over the old city square! I was standing exactly where my fairy-tales began...Wow!!!"
    - eoghan, CNN iReport producer

    Once upon a time, when I was only 9 years old I won a book-prize at school. It was titled ' Grimm's Fairy Tales. I read it from cover-to-cover, many times ...but then... I grew up, got much older and forgot all about my book.

    Recently I moved house and as I was unpacking I found the Grimm's Fairy Tales, pages almost falling off and very yellowed with years past.


    Last week I went to Hanau to walk around the Christmas Market and as I looked up, there were the statues of the Grimm Brothers, standing majestically over the old city square! I was standing exactly where my fairy-tales began...Wow!!!

    The Grimm Brothers were born in Hanau...it took me this long to find that out!

    As I sipped my glühwein and soaked up the delectable aroma coming from all directions, from oh-so many food-stands and candy-stalls, my eyes moved over to look at my cup. There, printed on the cup was the image of the Musicians of Bremen! My childhood memories came gushing back to me and I moved around like a child once again, re-living the fairy-tales I once knew.

    I saw some pretty miniature houses at a stall and had to take a photograph of it. It suddenly occured to me I am actually living a real fairy-tale as these minatures are replicas of houses that are for real, right here in Germany where I live.

    Fairy Tales do come alive...and they make a very happy ending at Christmas.

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