Downtown

When I was a child, my mother used to take my brother and me downtown Pittsburgh to see the store windows decorated for Christmas.  It was enchanting.  Perhaps that is why I like to go downtown at Christmas time.  At one point in our city here, there were lots of holiday lights.  Every year there seems to be less and less.  It is disappointing, but it is still a fun evening.  Here are few pictures from our fair city dressed for the holidays.

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Another tradition we have had is viewing Christmas lights.  The location is not always the same, but the event is enjoyable none the less.  This beautiful display is at an orchid garden in our city.

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As you can see, we may live on the other side of the world in a country where Christmas is not a national holiday, but there are still touches from home.

 

 

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