All posts tagged: Myer Windows

LeanneCole-myer-20131204-83943

4 Days to Go and Myer is Keeping Up Traditions

Myer is a department store in Melbourne, I don’t know how long they have been operating for, but it has been a long time, and one of the traditions of Christmas that Myer has always done are their windows.  Everyone tries to get to the Myer Christmas windows to see what they have done this year.  However, Myer also do a lot inside the store as well. The windows have been so popular this year and every time I go in, I haven’t been able to get near them.  I managed to get some photos over people’s heads a couple of weeks ago, but they aren’t great, as you can see.  The story for the windows was Gingerbread Friends.  You can’t tell by the photos, but things in them move and change, very close to being like an animated story. I decided this year to get permission to take photos in the store. It seemed like a better thing to do, that way I could just walk around and take photos of what I wanted …

Christmas Hotting Up

Today I have included a video down the bottom, well more audio, it is a Christmas song which seems very appropriate right now.  So please play it while you look at the post. As I said yesterday it is hot here today.  It is currently 37 C (98.6 F) and very dry.  The dry is good, but the hot is not.  We went into the city before lunch and I couldn’t believe how long the queues for the Myer windows were. All the people looking away are all the people waiting to see the windows. This is near the end of the queue.  It went a long way.  I was hard to understand people standing for so long in such heat. There were some elves at the City Square handing out some cards to kids.  I think it had some activities on it for kids to do in the square. Here is another elf taking a small break and chatting on her phone.  Who knew that Elves were up with Modern Technologies. This woman gave …

Finding the Christmas Cheer in Melbourne

This morning was a bust.  It was horrible weather, raining, white sky, and nothing was looking good.  So we headed off to find Christmas in Melbourne.  Of course we, as you do at Christmas in Melbourne, headed to Myer to look at the windows. Before I show you the photos, some history.  Myer is famous for their Christmas windows.  Every year, for the past 57 I think, they put up a Christmas themed story.  Parents bring their kids from all over Melbourne to see the windows.  You have to get there early or you are waiting in the cue for a very long time. This is Russell sitting on the tree watching Santa going past the moon.  Can you see Santa? Santa and the Reindeer have a stack and Russell is watching, you can’t see Russell in this one. Santa’s sleigh can’t be fixed, so Russell, see him on the left of Santa, comes up with an alternative, an old car. The car is painted with red glitter paint, the reindeers are hooked up, and …