Sunday, December 20, 2015

Setting Up The Tree

A Christmas tree was being decorated in the World Exchange Plaza one weekend, while most of the office workers of the complex were away from work. A curious mix, the tree and the whale sculptures hanging in mid air around it.


This display is on the second floor, and can be glimpsed in the shot directly above. The reindeer in the following shot is back on the first floor, taken on another day.


And now for something completely different, but rather close to the World Exchange Plaza. Here at the corner of Sparks Street and Metcalfe Street, a block south of Parliament Hill, nutcrackers have been set up. Nutcrackers have a rather demented look to them (don't tell my cousin, who collects the things and loves them to pieces), which makes them quite fitting for what's nearby- the sign for the Ministry of Silly Walks, which I've shown you before. 

29 comments:

  1. That is a curious mix with the whales.

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  2. Holidayz!!!! Love your winter header, by the way :)

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  3. Beautiful! I love Christmas! :)

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  4. Reminds me of how I need to go downtown and capture some Christmas decorations.

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  5. Nice shots, and I do love the 'hovering' whales! You don't see that everywhere! :)

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  6. The whales are a nice addition to the tree.

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  7. As we are in Christmas anything goes.

    Tomás.

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  8. Ha! I guess I have never thought about it before, but you are correct! Nutcrackers do look a bit demented.

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  9. Did you do photos of this place last year? The whales look familiar, and since I've never been there....

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  10. Pretty Christmas decorations. I like the white reindeer.

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  11. That's a wonderful decorated christmas tree, and I love the combination with the wales.

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  12. So fun to catch the tree trimming in process.

    Janis
    GDP

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  13. As usual, I'm off the main topic. The beluga whales are beautiful. Whoever did the sculpture has actually seen the whales and how they move. I've seen belugas many times and they are impressive.

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  14. They did a beautiful job decorating that office building and I LOVE the nutcrackers on the street.

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  15. @Whisk: it's an interesting building, architecturally speaking.

    @Cloudia: indeed!

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Revrunner: I've got most of mine photographed, though I'd like to get some church shots in, assuming my camera behaves!

    @Pat: it is a very unusual addition for an office complex.

    @Marianne: they seem to work well together.

    @Tomas: indeed!

    @EG: which fits well with the Monty Python sign!

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  16. @Norma: yes, I've photographed here on previous occasions.

    @Nancy: the reindeer (there are two of them across from each other) and the display on the second floor are new this year to the building.

    @Jan: the crew putting it together did a very good job.

    @Janis: it is- it makes for a different photographic subject.

    @Marleen: I certainly think so.

    @Red: there are also a couple of narwhals in here that look very realistic.

    @Sharon: this one and its counterpart, which stands facing it, are big nutcrackers!

    @VP: indeed!

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  17. It is a bit weird yes, but pretty and I love the deer and the nutcracker!

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  18. This is lovely! What a job it is, that tree. Not for me!

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  19. Belíssima decoração.
    As baleias suspensas ficaram interessantes na composição visual
    Obrigada por sua doce companhia e que nos próximos 365 dias haja novos encontros que nos permitam intensificar os elos de carinho e terna amizade
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    Um natal feliz e um ano novo pleno de êxitos
    Um caloroso abraço

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  20. Lovely tree!!! And I must admit...I'm rather partial to Nutcrackers!!!

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  21. Beautiful tree and display at the World Exhange Plaza! I love those flying whales. They sure make a very unique and fun look around the Christmas tree :-)

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  22. @Ciel: thanks!

    @Jennifer: it takes a lot of effort.

    @Gracita: thank you!

    @Chieftess: my mother was too.

    @Tamago: they're such a fun addition to a building.

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  23. That is a little bizarre the whales surrounding a Christmas tree but I do like it...

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  24. The white whales do contrast with the green trees.

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  25. The whale and the tree sure are an odd contrast.

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  26. Beautiful decorations though I think seeing whales and Christmas decorations together is a first for me. I'd never thought of nutcrackers as looking demented but now that you mention it...I guess it's a case of form and function not being entirely in tune.

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  27. such a tall tree. love the decor. i am curious why you said a label would be "Monty Python"? immediately after you say that a certain song pops into my head. ha. ha!!! ( ;

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