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12 Days and the Night is Lit Up

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Today’s post is very short, I have some photos for you of the City Square at night.  I like it so much better at night.  The tree turns lots of different colours, and there is something very “Christmassy” about lights, night and the dark.  I think it has something to do with our Southern Hemisphere summer Christmas that we feel like it is more like Christmas at night when it is dark and the lights are turned on.  Sad we have to stay up so late to see it.

When I was in the city the other night taking photos of the projections on the Town Hall, the same night that these were shot, we met a lovely lady who was in Melbourne from Northern Queensland visiting for a few days.  I meant to say hello to her the other day when I did the post, but completely forgot.  So Bec, please accept my apology and I hope you and your friends have had a great visit in Melbourne.

Hello Bec.

Now for the photos, I am going to put them into a gallery for you too look at.  They are all from the city square and you should recognise some of the same things from yesterday’s post.

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

Monday is approaching fast, if you have any photos of Christmas where you are, please send me an email with a link.  I ask you to send an email so I can keep the emails together, easier for me to find them.  If you put a link in a comment on the blog, then I have to search through all the comments, makes it a lot harder for me.

My email is leanne@leannecole.com.au

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  1. They are so pretty and sparkly (as my daughter would say) at night. I think that is what makes it so Christmassy.

    December 13, 2013
    • I agree, it is so much nicer, maybe because you don’t see the grunge as well. Thanks Colline.

      December 13, 2013
  2. Beautiful and cheery!

    December 13, 2013
  3. Looking nice Leanne – I hope the client makes full use of them!

    December 13, 2013
    • Thanks, I think they are, I was told they were happy.

      December 13, 2013
  4. Reblogged this on Blog of Love.

    December 13, 2013
  5. Melbourne’s doing it in style!!

    December 13, 2013
  6. Tricia SweetRascalPhotos #

    I love the lights! Merry Christmas!

    December 13, 2013
    • Thank you Tricia, Merry Christmas to you too.

      December 13, 2013
  7. Beautiful, beautiful. It does look so much better at night.

    My neighborhood is not as decorated this year. I think the bitter cold spell may have set things back – at least that’s what I’m hoping.

    December 13, 2013
    • I think so too David, it looks more special.
      That is shame about your neighbourhood. I have been hearing lots of stories of early snow, that has to be nice, but I can understand how it would also make hard too.
      Thank you.

      December 13, 2013
  8. great pics i love Christmas lights

    December 13, 2013
  9. Oh – the anticipation!

    December 13, 2013
  10. :)

    December 13, 2013
  11. leecleland #

    The night and the Christmas lights somehow make it feel more Christmassy, gives it a whole different feel to the other day.

    December 13, 2013
    • I totally agree, it is so much better, thank you Lee.

      December 13, 2013
  12. Wow…lovely was the word I was going to use to describe these photos! :)

    December 13, 2013
  13. Christmas photography is so much lovelier at night!

    December 13, 2013
    • I totally agree Gypsy, I love night shots like this.

      December 13, 2013
  14. Jenny Overton #

    Thanks for the trip around Melb at Christmas. I too much prefer the night shots the colors and light are just beautiful.

    December 13, 2013
    • Thank you Jenny, have you been into the city to see any of it yet, it is so nice in there.

      December 13, 2013
      • Jenny Overton #

        Not a city person another reason I have enjoyed the photo’s. I can enjoy them in the comfort of my home ;)

        December 14, 2013
      • I can understand, I love the city, though it is so busy right now, pretty crazy. I hope you continue to enjoy them Jenny, thank you. :)

        December 14, 2013
  15. Beautiful !

    December 13, 2013
  16. Very colorful. I see that you use a lot more lights in your decorations than they do here in Norway.

    December 13, 2013
    • The tree is lit up by a lot of lights on the side that put colour onto the tree, it is strange, and makes it hard to photograph, though it was better this year than last year. Thanks Cardinal.

      December 14, 2013
  17. Gorgeous

    December 13, 2013
    • Thank you.

      December 14, 2013
      • :)( welcome I always read yours here and Facebook but may not always have the time to drop a note :) how’s the back coming along? we will have 8 to 14 in of snow to shovel when we wake Sunday morning

        December 14, 2013
      • I understand that completely, I am cool with it too. My back is doing so much better, I can sit for longer, as long as I sit up straight. I can’t wait to see the photos, that will be amazing. I love photos of snow.

        December 14, 2013
      • Well I will try to capture some good ones :) practice makes perfect!

        December 14, 2013
      • That is so true, I look forward to seeing them. :)

        December 14, 2013
      • Thanks!

        December 14, 2013
  18. Pat #

    Gorgeous captures of the holiday lights.

    December 14, 2013
  19. franimal1230 #

    Amazing photos! Thank you for the holiday spirit!

    December 14, 2013
  20. Oh, I love the wall all lit up! Those are some nice lights. I’m going out tonight and tomorrow night. Tonight’s the practice. :D

    December 14, 2013
    • Thank you Laura, I did the post on night photography, not sure it will help, but hope you get some great photos. :)

      December 14, 2013
      • Thank you so much. I just finished reading it. :) I’ll let you know what happens!

        December 14, 2013
      • I can’t wait to hear how you went, good luck.

        December 14, 2013
  21. Very colourful!
    I wish our city still had a display worth seeing.

    December 14, 2013
    • Thank you, our city used to do some boring stuff too, but the last year or two it has really vamped it up, I love it. Maybe you should send your council some links to christmas in other places, though I know it is quite expensive to do this.

      December 14, 2013
  22. Oh I just love these Leanne. The colors are so vibrant, but you know my favorites are probably the new, darker, character/people ones. :D

    December 14, 2013
    • That is interesting Keli, always love hearing which ones people like, thanks.

      December 14, 2013
  23. The lights are so beautiful! I love how these were taken

    December 15, 2013

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