Tuesday, December 20, 2005

# Christmas Decor 2005

Here it is! My annual Christmas Decor post is back! (Every year during christmas season, I will go around streets and places in London, to look at the various christmas decorations they put up, and savour the merry festive atmosphere.)

Last year I have focused on the more prominent places such as Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London Eye, etc.. "Christmas Decoration 2004"

Since the decorations at the popular places are still the same (Trafalgar square still have the tallest xmas tree, covent garden still have the Santa Grotto), I will not put up the picture of these places again this year. Let's focus on the christmas decorations at a more local level.

Let's start with the Oxford Street. As usual, the neon lights are put up, but this year we don't see the giant spotlights that shone up to the sky, as they did last year.

I decided to put up this photo of a small shop near my place instead of the elaborate windoe display of bigger shops in main streets. It somehow seems more homely and warmer.

Suddenly, I caught Santa in his bubbly bath!

Even the butcher shop is into the festive mood.

Then I decided to do some shopping at the local Christmas Market...

...and nearly lost control when I saw a whole lot of yummy biscuits, choclates, candies!!! My cravings!

Pastries! Another of my fav.

Ok, let's end with 2 beautiful christmas cakes displayed somewhere near Picaddily Circus.

Another... Blueish one.

(Full series)



FH2O said...

Very nice pics ... how nice to be there - at least once. Thanks for sharing this!

Here's wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!

YD said...

Thanks fh20! Merry Christmas to you too! n a happy new year!

Happysurfer said...

Dear yd, such nice pictures. Thanks for sharing the atmosphere.

Pandabonium said...

Bah! Humbug. Just looking at those sweets makes my stomach ache.

The Moody Minstrel said...


But to tell you the truth, I almost appreciate the "homey" small shop displays to the really extravagant ones. They're closer to the heart.

(Hmm...that's a Rush song...)