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Friday, 19 December 2008

Skywatch Friday - Xmas Tree

Every year since 1947 a Christmas tree like this one stands in Trafalgar Square. A gift from Norway in friendship and gratitude for the support during WWII. Decorated in traditional Norwegian style with 500 white lights. The tree from the forests around Oslo is always 20-25ft tall.
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15 comments:

Tanya said...

This is such a beautiful skywatch photo. Looks like a picture right out of Dickens!

Sharon said...

I love the way you framed this photo with Big Ben peeking out in the background. Very nice job. I agree with Tanya, it does look like something out of Dickens.

mkhansen said...

This is just a fantastic shot, with so much to look at. The different greys and neutrals coupled with the points of yellow light are a fascinating palette. I like that you got so many people into it, too, at different scales.

babooshka said...

This I did know and seen many times. It's very striking angle you've got to show it off with Big Ben in Background.

Pamela K H said...

Beautiful shot. I enjoyed the history lesson also.
Thanks for sharing on SWF

Anonymous said...

Love the star on the top of the tree ... but can't help but wonder if Nelson wasn't hoping for a fairy to keep him company over the holidays

lunarossa said...

Impressive tree! I like the colours of you photo, it looks like an old photograph which has been coloured in. Very remarkable. Have a nice weekend, Mo. Ciao. Antonella

haleyhughes said...

Lovely. Very timeless looking. Makes me wish I were there right now.

PJ said...

This is a very fine photograph, Mo. I enlarged it and the understated tree looks so wonderful with all the landmarks. Definitely a keeper. Happy Christmas!

Susie of Arabia said...

I think this photo would make a lovely Christmas card. I love it. A wonderful SkyWatch.

George Townboy said...

Wow! Another absolutely classic shot!

Ruela said...

cool.


Happy xmas.

Mike said...

Great. I haven't been up to see it yet :)

marley said...

Very nice tree. I just saw a thing on TV, I think it was an out-takes thing, where a Blue Peter presenter was putting the star on top of the tree and he dropped it! Ooops!

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