Christmas Stories

Photo-essay: Photographs of Christmas 2013

A collection of photographs gathered more or less locally.  

there two more collections – here and here

We were traveling back from Sydney and made a stop over for dinner at Bowral. There’s a good take away noodle shop half way down the main street.

I took the time to observe the Christmas decoration in the local shops. (click on any image to enlarge them)

Here’s an image in the R M Williams window.

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Real Estate Agents do not get too generous with their decorations. Maybe the ‘sold’ stickers are part of the Christmas messages.

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This next one was a bit wild and glittery.

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May you all have a sultry Christmas.

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It is about toys. All sorts of toys. (click on any image to enlarge them)

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The local politician believes it keeping to a low-key Christmas. This is her main street electoral office window. Not much fun to be had here I suspect.

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In downtown Braidwood the shops do not go overboard with decorations. Here’s few.

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I have noticed a trend towards a secular Christmas. There are not many baby jesus to be seen in all the decorations.

 

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Here’s a couple of letter boxes on the road back to Canberra from Bungendore.

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Meanwhile back in Canberra, in the new apartments on the outskirts of Watson, someone is sending out a signal that despite the bare urban surroundings, they are could be in a celebratory mood.

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and down at the local fruit and vegetable markets, the management have taken on the corporate Christmas look.market-christmas

 

 

and below is an inside the gate view of the above – complete with the special corporate guard thingy.

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Then there are those who are making merry in a very quiet way in the neighbourhood. This small bottle brush bush has the role of being a very Australian Christmas tree – a miniature cheer to all passers-by.

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and I nearly missed this subtle celebratory notice. That’s small bauble on the street number (click on the image).

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Merry Christmas

 

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