Sunday, December 16, 2007

The bustle of Christmas

Enduring fancy
Local restauranteur Al Copeland has been for decades a colorful part of Christmas in New Orleans with his decorations on his Metairie lakefront home. This year was no different -- crowds pass by in cars and gawk in slow procession (note the traffic cones at the bottom of the picture). Many disembark to get an up close feel for the bright and busy display.

As you may notice, the display does not tend toward the mono-color lights that seem popular these days.

--steve buser

Lagniappe ( a little something extra )

Your guess is as good as mine as to why the four poles were in the middle of the lake. But they were just one of the actors in this scene. Another was the black swath of a weather front stretched thin on the horizon.

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14 comments:

Annie said...

Would I be expressing an iconoclastic aspect if I said that I much prefer the spectacle of the four posts. I'd drive by in awe of that over and over and over again but I might drive by the Christmas lights only once.

Jilly said...

so many Christmas lights everywhere - not least in Monte Carlo. Truth is I prefer the stunning naturalness of colour in your beautiful photograph on Pixel Eyed today. Both super pics tho as always on your blogs.

Gwen said...

Fab nighttime photograph of holiday decorations.

southshieldsdailyphoto said...

It's great that people go to these lengths to provide some cheer!

lv2scpbk said...

I'd love to see that in person. Wonderful.

Red Ink said...

I agree with Annie and Jilly ... but love the shot of the Sunset Stroll ... I think "lights" like fireworks are sort of overdone, overrated and over there.

Dan said...

Great pic of the Christmas lights Steve. I am facinated by these night shots and will be trying out a few myself. Any tips?

ro_pumpkin said...

beautiful decorations . i am fascinated by the lights and this time of the year , anything goes . great

Chris said...

Agree with Jilly on all fronts. . .

A comment about Copeland's. . .We were so thrilled when they opened two restaurants here. Both closed within a few years, unfortunately.

roentarre said...

Really artistic beautiful colour there!

Rambling Round said...

An explosion of color and Christmas!

Ann (MobayDP) said...

wow! now that's what I call decorating for Christmas!!

Wanda said...

Sorry, I got behind on commenting. This a great and colorful photo. So festive it gets me in the mood to finish up my shopping..only two gifts left.

annulla said...

All that color and light reminds me of the old-fashioned colorful displays of my childhood. I think the current trend of just twinkly white lights is boring. Pretty, but dull.

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