Tuesday, December 22, 2020


 Today I'm starting a series of posts for Christmas. An office tower downtown has some unusual ornaments around.

In another office tower nearby, these were some of the decorations to be found.

The Rideau Centre mall downtown tends to hang large ornaments in their spaces; reindeer this year are properly wearing face masks.

The mall's Christmas tree is big, but simply decorated, with red and white lights, and a star at the top.

And I finish with this wreath, one of a number on the poles outside the Canadian Museum of Nature. I stopped by for a visit earlier in the month, and will be showing you that starting in early January.


  1. Sadly all our stores have had to close. A number of designers would have spent a lot of energy in getting their displays up for Christmas. What a pity they won't be seen. Yours on the other hand wil hopefully be appreciated by many workers and shopers.

  2. Ohhhh, the Nacker!!! Hubby´s Brother put his finger in a real, ordinary Nutcracker at age 3 and got stuck. Horror-story! For years the parents just said - "be nice! Or the Nacker will come back". Poor kid, LOL.
    A very beautiful series, looking forward to more!

  3. ...the first tree reminds me of the aluminum trees from the 50s!

  4. Wonderful decorations. I love that last tree!

  5. Businesses tend to go all out when it comes to Christmas decorations.

  6. We need all those lights now, when days are so short! :)

  7. Beautiful decorations, they look great.

  8. @Fun60: apparently we're heading back into a lock down, which is bizarre, because locally our numbers are quite low, unlike other parts of the province.

    @Iris: one of my cousins loves nutcrackers.

    @Tom: that I can see.

    @Jan: thank you.

    @Anvilcloud: it is.

    @DJan: it's big.

    @RedPat: I think so.

    @Sharon: a lot of it.

    @Red: that's true.

    @Italiafinlandia: true.

    @Bill: they do indeed.

  9. They are all incredibly beautiful but those hanging balls in Rideau -- wow --that's impressive!

  10. A grand assortment of decorations. Tweeted.

  11. Lovely series of Christmas decorations. The face masks made me smile!!

  12. Beautiful decorations to spread the joy!

  13. Thank you for the decoration selection.

  14. I love Christmas decorations. Have a wonderful Christmas William.

  15. Wonderful decorations. I love the huge sparkly lighted balls.The simple Mall Christmas Tree was wonderful with the red and white lights.
    Lovely post today.

  16. Such elegant Holiday decorations ~ great photos ^_^

    Beautiful Xmas night shots!

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  17. @Jeanie: thanks!

    @Maywyn: indeed.

    @Gemel: I think so.

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Klara: definitely.

    @Revrunner: I agree.

  18. @Happyone: thank you.

    @Magiceye: thanks!

    @Joanne: you're welcome.

    @Sami: I'll try. It's nearly over and I'll be glad when it is.

    @Parsnip: thank you!

    @Carol: thanks!