Christmas Trees From Around The World

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

Tis the season and there are celebrations of Christmas all over the world. Here are a sampling of some of the trees that are displayed around the world.

 

The Capitol Christmas tree in Washington, D.C., is decorated with 3,000 ornaments that are the handiwork of U.S. schoolchildren. Encircling evergreens in the 'Pathway of Peace' represent the 50 U.S. states.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

A token of gratitude for Britain's aid during World War II, the Christmas tree in London's Trafalgar Square has been the annual gift of the people of Norway since 1947.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 Drink a glass of gluhwein from the holiday market at the Romer Frankfurt's city hall since 1405 and enjoy a taste of Christmas past.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The world's largest Christmas tree display rises up the slopes of Monte Ingino outside of Gubbio, in Italy's Umbria region. Composed of about 500 lights connected by 40,000 feet of wire, the 'tree' is a modern marvel for an ancient city. 

 

 Ooh la la Galeries Lafayette! In Paris, even the Christmas trees are chic. With its monumental, baroque dome, plus 10 stories of lights and high fashion, it's no surprise this show-stopping department store draws more visitors than the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower

 

   

 

The largest Christmas tree in Europe (more than 230 feet tall) can be found in the Praça do Comércio in Lisbon, Portugal. Thousands of lights adorn the tree, adding to the special enchantment of the city during the holiday season.

 

 

 

 

Moscow celebrates Christmas according to the Russian Orthodox calendar on Jan. 7. For weeks beforehand, the city is alive with festivities in anticipation of Father Frost's arrival on his magical troika with the Snow Maiden. He and his helper deliver gifts under  the New Year tree, or yolka, which is traditionally a fir.

  

 

 

A Christmas tree befitting Tokyo's nighttime neon display is projected onto the exterior of the Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka.

 

 

 

  

 

 

In addition to the Vatican's heavenly evergreen, St. Peter's Square in Rome hosts a larger-than-life nativity scene in front of the obelisk.

 

 

 

  

 

The Christmas tree that greets revelers at the Puerta del Sol is dressed for a party. Madrid's two-week celebration makes millionaires along with merrymakers. On Dec. 22, a lucky citizen will win El Gordo (the fat one), the world's biggest lottery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Against a backdrop of tall, shadowy firs, a rainbow trio of Christmas trees lights up the night (location unknown).

 

 

 

 

 

 

What ever your Christmas traditions amy be or the type of tree that may or may not be put up, it's a worldwide tradition that appears to be non-secular. Merry Christmas

 

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Ann Allen Hoover
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Ed, I sure have enjoyed looking at all these Christmas trees and lights.....Merry Christmas!

Dec 13, 2009 01:28 PM #1
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Thanks for putting this together for us.  Very entertaining to see the Christmas Trees from around the world (saved me a TON on airfare . . . I'll just look at the photos!)

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Ed,

Other than my own tree my favorites are  DC, White House and Rockafellar Center in NYC.  This year there seem to light displays everywhere.  Thanks for sharing a few others that I had not seen before.

Mary

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My goodness Ed, those pictures are absolutely spectacular and beautiful.

Dec 13, 2009 02:20 PM #4
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Ed - What a joy it is to see such a beautiful display of Christmas Trees.  I love the one on the mountain in Italy.  Bello!...bello!

Dec 13, 2009 04:04 PM #5
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ED..What a Parade of wonderous Trees ......Thanks

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Beautiful Ed, just absolutely beautiful! Each one was my favourite til I clicked on the next one!.  Kinda makes ours look like Charlie Brown's!! LOL! Thanks so much for posting them, never thought of checking something like that out!

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Ed, ALRIGHT Portugal has the tallest Christmas tree :)

All of the trees are amazing!!!

Dec 13, 2009 08:16 PM #8
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Ed, beautiful trees and a wonderful addition to the Christmas season.  Thanks.

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Thanks all for taking the time to stop and comment, George I thought you'd appreciate the tallest tree.

This email was sent to me with some additional information that I will share in another post, as we get closer to Christmas.

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Thanks for posting these. The beautiful trees are a nice distraction on a Monday morning.

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Ed,

What a beautiful bunch of trees! Very impressive. Thanks for sharing them. They motivate me to get my lights up!

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