December 21, 2010

Christmassy in Sydney

 Reindeer headgear © Evelyn Howard 2010 Reindeer headgear © Evelyn Howard 2010

It was very busy when I was in Sydney last week. People were busy shopping and it felt very festive. Here are some Christmassy photos I took around the city.

I saw many girls and boys selling reindeer headgear (?) to raise funds (above). The headgears were tied around their waists, making them look as if they were wearing green and red skirts.

QVB © Evelyn Howard 2010  At the Queen Victoria Building (QVB), the Christmas tree reaches from the ground level to the top.

QVB Christmas tree © Evelyn Howard 2010QVB Christmas tree © Evelyn Howard 2010 The top of the tree is adorned with a star. And the tree trunk is covered with crystals. The tree is made of lots and lots of Swarovski crystals and lights. If you are interested, here’s more info on the tree, plus a video on how the tree was built.

(The QVB is a gorgeous building – I will share more photos later)

Strand Arcade © Evelyn Howard 2010

At the Strand Arcade, the glitz of their Christmas decoration is overwhelming.

Strand Arcade © Evelyn Howard 2010

A Berry Christmas tree…

Strand Arcade © Evelyn Howard 2010

And Christmas wreaths

Stall holder in Santa hat © Evelyn Howard 2010

At the Rocks, the stall holder joins in the spirit of Christmas with a Santa hat… He had a free moment, so he checked the details of the night’s Christmas party on his phone.

3 monkeys © Evelyn Howard 2010

Out in the streets, monkeys wear hats too, but one has lost his already… and it’s not even Christmas yet!

Sydney Town Hall © Evelyn Howard 2010

The Town Hall has a Christmas tree on its first floor balcony… It rained quite heavily one afternoon. I wonder about the state of the tree after the rain.

Central Train Station © Evelyn Howard 2010

The train station is looking Christmassy too.

4 more sleeps to go :). Hope you are having fun baking/cooking and planning for Christmas.

Happy Christmas and Happy Holidays.


Anonymous said...

What wonderful warming shots of your world! Have a great holiday.

Sylvia K said...

I can only repeat what ladyfi has written! Fantastic, delightful, colorful captures of your world! Have a very Merry Christmas!


Photo Cache said...

a wonderful post filled with superb images. love this post.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful My World Tuesday posting

Merry Christmas and have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

Link to My Word Tuesday post!

Seen on My World Tuesday

Luna Miranda said...

i love your photos! delightful and festive all over.

diane b said...

great shots of Sydney's decorations. They do a good job.

Rajesh said...

Fantastic shots. Beautiful festive decorations.

Francisca said...

You captured some elegant seasonal decorations, Evelyn... except of course the first... that's just too funny. :-)

Sadami said...

Hi, Evelyn,
Woooow! Your photos make me feel so happy to live in Sydney:).
Thank you!!
Kind regards,

Kaori said...

So many beautiful photos, Evelyn! You've totally put me in a festive mood! I thought for a second the girls in the first photo were hula girls ;-D

lisaschaos said...

It does all look so Christmasy! Love that huge tree!!

Autumn Belle said...

This place is really very beautiful and you have captured it very artistically so. Well done! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2011!

L.W.Roth, said...

Evelyn, I love the photographs. Your point of view is so good. I especially like the second photo of the Victoria building. There's a painting there for someone who's crazy about architectural detail. Fantastic.

Kala said...

Thanks for sharing these images of the season from the other side of the world. Hope you have a lovely holiday Evelyn.

Hybrid J said...

Thanks for sharing such festive pix for X'Mas.

Wish you and your family a wonderful X'mas and Happy New Year!

Also, I'd like to express my heart felt thank you for your support to my blog and my art venture. I'm glad to have made such fantastic blogging friend! THANK YOU again!

Postcards from Wildwood said...

These are beautiful shots. Sydney is one of the places on my Travel Wishlist - lovely to see it all dressed up for Christmas! Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas.

James said...

Great shots! That looks like a really cool place!

Merry Christmas!

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» enjoyed this Christmas photo portfolio!

Christmas blessings to you, Evelyn.

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