every yule, my city hosts the worlds biggest ginger bread town. we went to see it yesterday, and unfortunately, i forgot my camera. i had to search the internet for photos*, and so you don't get to see the 1,5 meter long replica of our city's oceanic pride; statsraad lehmkuhl. it was, of course, made of ginger bread, floor cut into boards and all, and the sails was made of melted, hardened sugar.
the houses, animals, sledges, bridges, boats, humans and all is mostly made by kindergartens, pre schools, schools and such but also by private contributors. some write their names or glue their photos on to the ginger bread art. it is incredibly charming, and very, very pretty.
*the last 2 photos was taken by robin strand. they're actually from 2005, and more can be found here.