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.
In front of my home
Passeig de Gràcia
Changed this year.
El Corte Inglés
At Plaça Catalunya. Changed this year, more secular.
Ronda de Sant Pere
Next to El Corte Inglés.
Portal de l'Àngel
From Plaça Catalunya.
Association sign and decorations.
Carrer de Pelai
From Plaça Catalunya
Restaurant. Notice interior as well.