There has been very little snow in my part of the winter world, but the Christmas lights that have gone up always do a good job of dispelling the gloom of the ‘donkere dagen voor de kerst’ or the 'dark days before Christmas'. This is a saying I learned when I lived in Holland and it is very fitting indeed. While today the sun is shining and it is a balmy 6C, it has been overcast and dark for the last couple of weeks. Depressingly dark.
So when I met a friend for dinner last night, I suggested we meet in downtown Toronto so we could walk and admire the lights and the decorated windows.
Naturally, I took pictures, though it was difficult to get good shots what with all the other lights of the city getting in the way. Maybe there should be dimmer switches so that they are not so bright ALL the time. Just a thought.
there was a Santa-less sleigh driving up the middle of Yonge Street
and a tree of floating balls in Dundas Square
that changed colour from this, to a bright white to match the giant spot lights
then there was the tree in the Eaton Centre
it is a little more modern than your usual tree
actually, it looks more like a parasol than a tree
and it, too, changes colour
I did, however, quite like these gigantic reindeer that were standing throughout the mall.