Tuesday, December 18, 2007

And Lighting Up the City



At this time of year, one of the nice things about living in the state capital is that we get to see trees decorated for both the state and local government. A few blocks away from the state capitol's tree sits the 2008 Metro Nashville Christmas tree. Standing in front of the Metro Courthouse on Public Square, the 35-ft. blue spruce twinkles with more than 2,000 lights.

A couple of side notes: A local resident also donated this tree to the city for use.
Unlike the state tree, which is behind ropes, the city tree is quite accessible.

Just after I finished shooting this photo, three college-age guys came by and sang, "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" to my husband and me. Had it not started raining hard, I would have taken their photo.

9 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

The whole thing is pretty and bold and electric but the star on top is lost in all the confusion. It no longer outsides the rest. I wonder if that is intentional.

Denton said...

I'm envouous of the rain ... Also, you to a very good job to photographing the Christmas lights.

quintarantino said...

Hello Chris... another great photo but it was really a pity it started raining and that stopped you from taking a photo from those friends of yours who were kind enought to sing you and your husband a Christmas carol.

Is everything alright with you?
Haven´t seen you around on my place...

Jackie said...

That is a wild tree! It looks like many more than 2000 lights - really in your face!

Jackie
Glasgow Daily Photo

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Me said...

Wow, what a beautiful tree Chris. And a neat story too. What fun, two great Christmas trees in one town!

Felicia said...

This one is more to my taste - color!

Glenn Standish said...

What an amazing Christmas tree! I love it!

Halcyon said...

Beautiful! I really need get out and see what's on display in my town.