Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Theme Day - Waiting with wonder


In a tradition that I can remember from the early 50s, the windows of the David Jones' Elizbeth Street store come alive in the lead-up to Christmas.

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46 comments:

Lois said...

Beautiful pictures Julie!! I love the look of anticipation on their faces.

Dina said...

Wondrous faces to reflect on!

Serge Cornillet said...

Hi Julie,
Very good pictures not easy to do, well done!
Salut.
Serge

altadenahiker said...

Really enjoyed this.

brattcat said...

These are remarkable little gems. Perfect for the theme day, perfect for any day. Bravo!

Victor said...

Beautiful.

Tricia said...

The lighting is incredible in the these photos & how you captured their faces has that 'WoW' factor! WoW!

Lachezar said...

Beautiful compilation of beautiful images! Great entry for today's theme and the season!

JM said...

This post is just AWESOME!!! The kids are absolutely cute and the light is fantastic! Great work, Julie!
And thank you for reminding me about the 'Waiting' theme day! (Glad Australia is 11 hours in advance! :-) )This time I would totally forget about it!...

Serge Cornillet said...

Thanks a lot Julie for your comments on my blog, there are so helpful.

I appreciate your visit.

Bye

Serge

Joan Elizabeth said...

These photos are beyond my imagining. I am sure there will be many prompted to think of the wonderous anticipation of Christmas looking at these images. What was the story being told in the windows this year?

Julie said...

As JE hints, often as you wander from window to window, a marionette story unfolds of some aspect of the Christmas story. However, this year each window depicted a carol: Silent Night, Good King Wenceslaus, I saw three ships, Joy to the World, etc. It meant that you could approach each window independently rather than needing to begin at the beginnning ...

cara said...

Beautiful shots full of hope and wonder - well done!

elvira pajarola said...

.....Absolutely TOUCHING the wonderful children faces.....
the details.....the warmth....
COMPLIMENTI!!!!
ciao
elvira

Marka said...

Wonderful expressions! I really like the little one in the last photo with their nosed mushed up against the glass!

Paula said...

Maybe it's the rainy day or the glass of wine I just had but I almost burst into tears when this image came up. I haven't seen any of the other submissions for Theme Day but I already know nothing else will be as good as this. Bravo, bravo, bravo, Miss Julie.

J Bar said...

Fantastic shots Julie.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Ann said...

How did you manage to get these. They are stunning. Everytime I try and get shots of kids there they get hurried away by their parents.

slim said...

You've captured the wonder and innocence so exquisitely here . . . timeless.

Bergson said...

great shot
good idea for this day theme

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Julie, the first shot is gorgeous. so well done with lighting, perspective, and perfect little girl looking in awe. great capture.

Gunn White said...

Bravo!:-)

Jilly said...

Love these photographs, Julie. Your photograph is SO good. Superb choice for today.

Ben said...

Beautiful images. Good catch for expression of kids.

Keropok Man said...

Wow! Beautiful photos!

The much anticipated David Jones Windows.

Does Myer have one too? I know the Myer in Melbourne has it, and I used to join everyone in going there to 'view' it. :-)

Julie said...

Not Myer in Sydney, KM. David Jones already had that as a tradition well before Myer established itself on a nearby corner.

Olivier said...

superbe tes photos, et j'adore ton idée de théme

Vogon Poet said...

Beautiful and thoughtful. That was an age when waiting seemed always too long. A perfect choice for today.

Hilda said...

You caught their wonder so beautifully, Julie! Lovely.

valeria said...

Theme day couldn't have been interpretated better than this. Waiting is the essence of childhood...
Great photos.

Julian Davis said...

Excellent pictures of those cute kids. It's really a great job for taking these kind of photography.

Well done Julie!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Julie, I just had to come back to this ... the photos are so beautiful, now I have to find time to go look at the windows ... as much to see the wonder on children's faces as the windows themselves.

Kate said...

Awesome WAITING photos. I am particularly smitten by the angelic look on the faces of all the children. Super!

magiceye said...

superb captures!!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

young girls waiting in wonder - yes quite different from my photo on Old Hyde - I have some other photos of the Travellers Call to post at a later date - then I may be able to show you what is there now - it was very much a last minute post.

Virginia said...

Oh you know I'm all about these. What a fabulous set for us today. Perfect Julie. Just perfect.
V

cieldequimper said...

These are fabulous Julie. The expressions are so typical and perfect. Wonderful post.

BaysideLife said...

At this point, it's all been said. These photos are just wonderful. Innocence, anticipation...Kudos to you.

Ham said...

Perfect, perfect images. Love it.

ρομπερτ said...

So, it might be possible, to wait FOR a wonder.

Please have a wonder-filled Wednesday.

Marie-Noyale said...

Nothing beats children eyes waiting for Xmas

diane said...

Fabulous shots Julie.

Kaori said...

I love the photo with the sweet girl in french braids! Really beautiful :)

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Such lovely photos. They are beautiful in their simplicity. Is there nothing more wonderful than the sight of children's faces raised in wonder?
Melbourne Daily Photo

raf said...

It just does not get any better than this! Splendid choice for the theme and superb photography. Wow!!!

bitingmidge said...

Sensational Julie,

I hope you are well chuffed!

Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia