I’ve been itching to get into the city for a few weeks, but this past weekend was the only spare one we had. Specifically I wanted to see the city lights at night. So we jumped on a train after Little Ath’s on Saturday afternoon and headed in.
I have to say I really love the city. The people, the vibe, the atmosphere, the sights and all the delights it has to offer. I was also after some Witchetty Grubs, but that’s another story. I especially love it at Christmas time because the city goes to a lot of effort putting on some grand displays…be it the shops themselves or the city council.
Last year in this particular spot was a seriously gi-normous Christmas tree. It’s nice to see that they don’t bring out the same old thing year after year. I was impressed with it being our first Christmas last year and more so this year. Looking forward to seeing what’s up next year!
Most of the streets are tree-lined and this in itself is gorgeous in spring and summer. Decorations aren’t the regular traditional ones all the time either, but have a rather more modern approach. I’m loving the unique way these original works of art are being displayed.
This is one of several Nutcracker soldiers standing guard along the pavement of the square. I remember standing for hours on end at attention when I was a drum majorette in high school. In the stinking heat. With a feather busby, long sleeved uniform and knee high boots. It was fun at the time.
I love this idea of Christmas trees incorporated into a gift box!
Wondering around the square taking in all the details was no problem if you lost your way. Another great design idea.
Santa must have been taking a cookies and milk break when we came across his gingerbread house, but that didn't phase the little man. He'd already given him the high five's and his one gift request at the local mall. If you have a shed in the back or your kids have one of those cubby's, then this is an idea of what to do next year, so get pinning! Alternatively, you can see a better one in Saturday's post that'll blow your socks away!
Some attention to detail with the window boxes.
Nothing says Christmas quite like red and green, despite all the modern colours out there these days. And what a statement an oversized red velvet bow can make.
And not forgetting the humble Poinsettia. Christmas just wouldn't be the same without one.