Every December Galveston Texas is filled with the sights and sounds of a Victorian Chirsitmas with Dickens on the Strand. A little steampunk is thrown in as well.
Here are some photos I snapped of Dickens On The Strand an snippets from Charles Dickens Christmas Carol. Everything in italics is quoted from - Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
No beggars implored him to bestow a trifle.
But soon the steeples called good people all, to church and chapel, and away they came, flocking through the streets in their best clothes, and with their gayest faces.
They were not a handsome family; they were not well dressed; their shoes were far from being water-proof; their clothes were scanty; and Peter might have known, and very likely did, the inside of a pawnbroker’s.
It wore a tunic of the purest white; - “I am the Ghost of Christmas Past."
on its head it wore no other covering than a holly wreath -“I am the Ghost of Christmas Present,” said the Spirit. “Look upon me!”
Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year. And for all the Steampunk readers: Keep Calm and Steam On.
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Maeve Alpin, who also writes as Cornelia Amiri, is the author of 19 published books. Her latest Steampunk/Romance is Conquistadors In Outer Space. She lives in Houston Texas with her son, granddaughter, and her cat, Severus. For more of her Steampunk and Fantasy Romances please visit her webites: http://celticRomancequeen.com