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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Around the World #3

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.

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

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.


Kay said...

Whoa! Now that is very impressive. Thanks for sharing, Sylvia! I am in awe of the beauty of all those trees. We were in Rome the day after Christmas one year so we only got to see how beautiful it must have been.

Kay Dennison said...

Fabulous!!!!!!! If I had to choose though, I'd go to Madrid and fulfill a dream.

Lin said...

interesting...thanks for saving me a trip, love traveling this way-it' s easier on my back...

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