Saturday, December 19, 2009

Season of Lights

The short daylight hours
and dark cold of this time of year
are always depressing for me,
but the numerous lights help alleviate that gloom.
I expect that's one reason the lights are so popular;
they dispell the darkness
and make the night beautiful.
Strasbourg certainly is lovely in the evening,
ablaze with lights of all kinds:

I was surprised and amused
to see all the stuffed animals that people use
for house front decorations here.
(Teddy bears!)

The 'grand sapin' at the Place Kleber is grand indeed.
It towers over the five story buildings nearby.

I love the little streets by the cathedral,
decorated with real pine branches,
lights, bows, ornaments...

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