In December, Christmas is coming to town… always followed by its procession of decorated pine trees. This year, I’ve been a bit disappointed by Christmas decorations, which seem less exuberant than in the past years. Looking at the poor blue lights in Regent’s Street is enough to convince any one that the financial crisis is still deeply affecting London.
Similarly, the trees are less richly decorated than usual. But some of them are really huge, sometimes as tall as the buildings of the squares they embellish, and their sight is comforting when walking in the cold, dark streets.
Here is a sample:
In Covent Garden:
in Trafalgar Square:
The same at night with a choir:
A smaller one, in the Parliament’s courtyard:
And my favourite, the “Christmas elephant tree” of Selfridges!