Monday 21 December 2009

CHRISTMAS lighting all over the world....

Ever since I was introduced to the festival of christmas, the only things that cross my mind are the christmas tree in decorative lights, the Snow and the festive colours red, white and green. I always dreamt of experiencing the above mentioned elements of christmas.
My stay at Germany for 6 years made me live my dreams. A month before the christmas festival, all the streets are decorated, people are constantly buying gifts for family and friends. Every mall is decorated and the whole place is covered up with lights. I can go on and on.....about this.

The use of decorative, festive lighting during Christmas is a long standing tradition in many Christian cultures, and has been adopted as a secular practice in a number of other non-Christian cultures too.

Displays of Christmas lights in public venues and on public buildings are a popular part of Christmas. The displays utilise Christmas lights in many ways, including decking towering Christmas trees in public squares, street trees and park trees, adorning lampposts and other such structures, decorating significant buildings such as town halls and department stores, and lighting up popular tourist attractions.

Here are a few pictures of the christmas lighting in a few parts of the world. (Picture courtesy: Internet)
In Toronto, Canada
Zurich, Switzerland
Vatican, Italy
Tokyo, Japan
Stuttgart, Germany
Medieval Streets of Baden Baden, Germany Moscow, Russia
Colosseum in Rome, Italy
A traditional home decoration, Poland
Champs de Elysees, Paris
Denver, USA
Blue Christmas celebrations, China
Velankanni Church, Tamil Nadu, India
Barcelona, Spain I hope you all enjoyed seeing these pictures as much as I enjoyed writing this. In response to this article, I request all my readers to share their 3 must have's for a true christmas decoration.


Anonymous said...

Vasu.. lovely images.. I've always wanted to go to Germany for Christmas.. I've heard of some christmas market that starts two weeks before I think...

Three must have decorations - leaving the obvious (tree, wreath & santa)... angels, stars, crib..

Preethi Prabhu said...

Wow!!! Lovely. The pictures are very beautifully taken. Thank you for sharing.

Vasudha Narasimhan said...

thanx preeti

yes pat, german christmas markets are a trat to the eyes especially for shopping lovers like me....

Shashi Nayagam said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas too.

Deepa Jagarlapoodi said... shows the world over festivity....