Christmas banners in the Greek precinct of Melbourne. None for Chinese in the Chinese precinct.
While we took Little Jo to see the Myer Christmas windows, the adults of The Highrise had already taken a look. It was a really good display this year and did not have the heavy hand of commercialism pressing down upon it as much as some years. Of course the book on which the windows is based was available for sale. The story is of a girl being taken by her grandfather to Lunar Park, an amusement park. There is some animation in all of the eight? windows.
The merry go round horse flies to the stars.
Southbank pedestrian bridge gets a bow.
Children found this very enticing in Federation Square. Not sure why as they could only stand there. Nothing else to do.
But Fen with her camera at the ready shows how a little lighting makes it come alive. Note, Fen has not posted on her blog since October, but you can find her on Instagram and Twitter, where she is quite busy.
Unlike me, again, Fen gets out at night.
Brunetti in the City Square, which will disappear for the construction of the Metro Rail.
Children queue to see Santa at the City Square. Not a bad place for them to rid themselves of an excess of energy.
The projectors for the light display on the Town Hall. We saw it last year and it was ok. Fen does not think it was anything wonderful. Once you see projections, I find they lose their appeal, a bit like fireworks for me. Living here, I have seen so many fireworks and no longer bother watching them usually.
Christmas themed flower displays, very popular with tourist snappers.
Melbourne Town Hall.
A rather odd 'Christmas Tree' in Melbourne Central shopping centre.
A bit more like proper trees, but is that the best QV shopping centre can do?
Lastly, our sideboard and Christmas tree, and Christmas Eve we laid the table. Bit of mismatching happening but given I very much doubt we will be doing it again, it is not worth expenditure on things that will get used once. R has excelled this year, perhaps because he has time to fiddle. If it is your thing, Merry Christmas to you, and if not otherwise enjoy.