Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A very nosey Christmas

In that reassuring just-like-every-other-year kind of way, I was pleased to see King Street's Christmas lights go up without any surprises. In a word, I would describe them as "understated":

You could be forgiven for not noticing them.

Last year I actually saw the two Council workers who were responsible for taking out the normal lightglobes, putting in the festive ones, putting the lightshades back on, and then shifting their ladder over a little bit for the next one. It was quite tortuous, although there did appear to be the momentary excitement of choosing an alternating red and green globe from the box.

Some residents are putting the Council to shame by displaying some impressive wreaths (I won't tell you where they are because you'll probably steal them):

But I actually prefer the decorations which have been tailored to the particular opportunities offered by the house, like these valiant security grille baubles:

And this faux holly, which dresses up the standard-issue terrace fence:

Or this one-picket-short-of-a-fence display of multiculturalism:


justyna said...

I love the King Street shots!

PaulFromErko said...

Hey ! Thanks for keeping this blog up. Have been really enjoying it )

Karen said...

I actually love those dull little christmas lights

Anonymous said...

the picket fence looks like its been attacked by a certain wayward australian at a polish wedding...


Mex said...

this is a great blog! ive been noticing so many things now that i never noticed before.