Monday, December 5, 2016

christmas tree

lights were officially turned on last night in market square.


20 comments:

  1. Wonderful to see the good old pagan custom of illuminating the Evergreen Tree prior to Winter Solstice Celebration and the re-birth of the Sun, such a pity it is wrongly labelled as being part of the fictitious christmas... https://aheronsview.blogspot.ie

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  2. Its indeed that time of the year again but for us dutch we have to wait until tomorrow. Today is for SinterKlaas. After that Santa is welcome.

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  3. That's nice. I think we had a lighting ceremony downtown but I didn't go. It looks like there was a good turnout for this lighting, though. Chilly?

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  4. Very nice shot - adds a touch of "warmth" to our short dark evenings!

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  5. so pretty! looks like a huge turnout...our tree downtown was lit on friday night but we didn't go...they hold a fun event "a dickens of a christmas" and on the first one, which was friday, they light the tree...we'll go to the next one (i think there are 3 every christmas).

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  6. So it's definite then Bill, Christmas really is almost here ☺ super shot of the festivities.

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  7. How pretty! I love that tree.

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  8. This looks very festive. Nice photo, Bill!

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  9. Looks very pretty. ( is the tree a gift from another city?) Oslo send one to London each year. The council pay for the BIG one we have outside the Cathedral.
    I love all the lights this time of the year. Our little road looks so pretty this time of year, and I guess it gets dark in Ireland early in the evenings too.

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    1. No, the tree wasn't a gift from another city. The town got the tree and the lights. The local people are donating funds to cover part of the expense so I guess you would call it a community partnership which is nice.
      It gets dark around 4-4:30 right now.

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  10. I must get my Christmas decorations out!

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  11. This is nice photography. You need to do more night shots.

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  12. Let the holidays begin. Nice night shot.

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