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Holiday street decorations [ Monday, 05 Jan 09 | 19:33 ]
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[My Location |El Masnou (Barcelona) España]
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Holiday street decorations have changed the last few years. The biggest change is from incandescent to LED lights. LEDs consume much less electricity. As a result of the switch in lighting, virtually all of the decorations are new or recent.

In Barcelona, each street or neighborhood is responsible for the choice and purchase of the decorations. The city pays for the power to light them. In El Masnou, where I live, the city does it all.

The pictures were taken on my usual Tuesday journey for the “Happy Hour” at Átame with a detour around the area of Plaça Catalunya.

This year there seems to be a lot of snowflakes and icicles, uncommon occurrences here on the Mediterranean coast. Also lots of stars and comets. And of course, holiday trees, derived from pre-Christian Germanic paganism.

Enjoy!

El Masnou
In front of my home
El Masnou

Passeig de Gràcia
Changed this year.
Passeig de Gràcia

El Corte Inglés
At Plaça Catalunya. Changed this year, more secular.
El Corte Inglés

Ronda de Sant Pere
Next to El Corte Inglés.
Ronda de Sant Pere

Portal de l'Àngel
From Plaça Catalunya.
Portal de l'Àngel

La Rambla
Association sign and decorations.
La Rambla

Carrer de Pelai
From Plaça Catalunya
Carrer de Pelai

Carrer Aribau
Restaurant. Notice interior as well.
Carrer Aribau

Hotel Axel
The “first het-friendly hotel”.
Hotel Axel
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Comments:
[User Picture]From: london1967
Monday, 05 Jan 09 | 21:19 (UTC)
Great photos! Thank you for posting them: I love Christmas lights.
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[User Picture]From: rockey1
Monday, 05 Jan 09 | 22:11 (UTC)

Great Photos

Thanks
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[User Picture]From: erstexman
Tuesday, 06 Jan 09 | 04:52 (UTC)
Oh my gosh these photos are gorgeous. I loved Barcelona in March when I was there in 2002, but this really makes me want to see the city during the Christmas holidays.
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