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The City Square in Daylight with 13 Days to Go

Image taken for the City of Melbourne

Are you getting sick of the Christmas images yet?  There are still so many to show.  I have so much work to do over the next few days.  My back really put me behind, but now that I am feeling a little better, I can get out more and take more photos.  I have been into the city a couple of times this last week, and I have so many more photos for you of the City Square.

Image taken for the City of Melbourne

Image taken for the City of Melbourne

Our Christmas Tree standing tall.  See the blue sky, without one cloud in it, I think the day I took these has been the only day like this for about 2 weeks.  The sun has been coming out, but there has nearly always been clouds there too, and then rain, rain, and more rain.  Trying to get lots of colourful summery Christmas images has been so hard.  I am so glad I went into the city on this day.

Image taken for the City of Melbourne

Image taken for the City of Melbourne

This is something new to me, it is a Nativity wall, and has lots of writing on it.  It is quite interesting.  It looks quite different at night as well.  I have some photos of that, but will show them another time.

Image taken for the City of Melbourne

Image taken for the City of Melbourne

The children can go and visit Santa in his house and tell him what they want for Christmas.  I do love Santa’s chair and think it is one of the best Santa chairs I’ve ever seen, or remember seeing.  I wonder why Santa always sits on a throne?

Image taken for the City of Melbourne

Image taken for the City of Melbourne

There is a water feature running alongside the City Square and you can see that it was a warm day, lots of children were playing in the water.  I used this image because you can’t see their faces and they can’t be identified.

I will put more in a gallery for you.  The city is so busy with people at the moment, it is incredible.  It is so alive, if that is a good way to put it.

Please note all images have been taken for the City of Melbourne and they have exclusive use of them.

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  1. Nope! Your decorations are alot nice than ours. Thank you for sharing~

    December 12, 2013
    • Thank is good to hear, I think, though a little sad for you maybe, thanks Tonia.

      December 12, 2013
  2. Hope your back is feeling better! Cheers!

    December 12, 2013
    • It is slowly improving, wish it would happen faster, but certainly on the mend, thank you Jessica.

      December 12, 2013
  3. Reblogged this on Hollywood Pop Candy.

    December 12, 2013
  4. It’s so interesting to see photos of Christmas from the Southern Hemisphere. It’s downright frigid and snowy in the north portion of the United States. Beautiful photos!

    December 12, 2013
    • I have to say we would describe out weather the same at the moment, I know no where near as bad as yours, but it certainly isn’t summer weather. Still wearing jackets and stuff, not normal, I think it is meant to get warmer next week, hopefully. Stay warm, thank you Erin.

      December 12, 2013
  5. This is the first chance I’ve had to catch up with you..and I’m loving your images.
    It’s like a storybook of Christmas in Melbourne.
    Fantastic… Keep going girl :)

    December 12, 2013
    • Thank you Robyn, glad you liked them, I was getting worried that people might be getting sick of them. I will keep going, well try to. :)

      December 12, 2013
      • No definitely not sick of them.
        Christmas images make the festive season, more festive :D

        December 12, 2013
      • I am so glad to hear that.

        December 12, 2013
  6. Great photos! Thanks for sharing :)

    December 12, 2013
  7. Wow I LOVE THIS! You could post Christmas images every day of the year and I’d be stoked each time.

    December 12, 2013
    • That is definitely good to hear. It is nice to be doing them, puts me into the spirit of Christmas. Thank you.

      December 12, 2013
  8. I didn’t even have to wonder who the photographer was when I saw the great colors. Nice job.

    December 12, 2013
  9. What a beautiful city! I love those sidewalk pools … and the sidewalks … and everything. Gorgeous.

    December 12, 2013
    • I think it is a beautiful city as well, I love it. Thank you.

      December 12, 2013
  10. Ingrid D. #

    Not getting sick of your Christmas images! We Belgians/Danes are warming up for next week :-)

    December 12, 2013
    • That is so good to hear Ingrid, you never know. I am trying to find some things that are different, you know, our summer to your winter. I am looking forward to what you show me next week, can’t wait. Thanks Ingrid.

      December 12, 2013
  11. Cherrs..:-)

    December 12, 2013
  12. All the images have been wonderful – just wish having the time to come and TELL you that didn’t require being up at 4:30 am like today….
    The Nativity Wall is fascinating – is it lit from behind at night? (Or, I *could* just be patient, and wait until the promised ‘more about it’ post, couldn’t I ;) )

    December 12, 2013
    • Thank you Marie, sounds like you are very busy, I hope it is all going well.
      I could say you will have to wait, but I will tell you it is lit up and it looks better at night than it does during the day. :)

      December 13, 2013
  13. Nativity wall. What a wonderful idea. Thank you for making me aware of it ;)

    December 12, 2013
    • You are welcome, glad you like it, thank you.

      December 13, 2013
  14. I’m catching up on your posts tonight Leanne. The colour in these photos is wonderful. Your new camera is doing a great job.

    December 12, 2013
    • I do love my new camera and I think the colours are great too. It has been a great test for it doing all these photos. Thanks Carol.

      December 13, 2013
  15. Thankyou so much for uploading these

    December 12, 2013
    • No thanks need, glad you liked them, thank you.

      December 13, 2013
  16. It looks so lovely and warm there.
    I like that they have a nativity scene out. I have noticed in Toronto that this is sadly lacking in any public Christmas display.

    December 12, 2013
    • I wish Colline, the weather has been horrible, cold. It is finally starting to warm up and the sun is coming out a lot more which is nice. I am over the rain.
      I think they always have a nativity scene, there is the wall as well, and a digital one, but I have never seen the digital one working. Sad that the city hasn’t put on a display, Melbourne has done a great job, I have so much to photograph.

      December 13, 2013
      • I am the same – after a day of rain I wish for the sun!

        December 13, 2013
      • It has been shocking here, we have had rain nearly every day, and had about 2 or 3 sunny days in about 6 weeks, I’m sure I am exaggerating, but you get the idea, I am sick of the grey.

        December 13, 2013
      • I do not blame you!

        December 13, 2013
      • :)

        December 13, 2013
  17. No, I’m never sick of Christmas until it’s over, lol! The Nativity Wall looks interesting! I’m going out tomorrow night for pics and I can’t wait! Then some more this weekend.

    December 13, 2013
    • I know what you mean Laura. I often find Christmas day can be a bit of a anti-climax, never seems to live up to the promise, though maybe my expectations are too high. I am looking forward to seeing your photos.

      December 13, 2013
  18. Beautiful city in holiday gear! Happy your back is getting better.

    December 13, 2013
    • Great way of putting it, like that. Yes, it is slowly getting better, thank you.

      December 13, 2013
  19. No, I am definitely not sick of the Christmas photos! They are so cheerful and have made me feel in the spirit, so thank you for sharing them. I love how much effort Melbourne puts into making a beautiful and peaceful experience for inhabitants and visitors. And you have shared this work with people all over the world. How great is that?

    December 13, 2013
    • Thank you Nia, I am so glad you aren’t sick of them yet, still many more to do. I have to say I am really impressed with what the City of Melbourne has done as well. I think it is great too, go Melbourne. Do you recognise some of the places?

      December 13, 2013

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