Saturday, 24 December 2011

Decking QVB


The Swarovski Diamond tree is, once again, beneath the main dome of the Queen Victoria Building. Winding up three floors, the full majesty of the tree becomes apparent. Well ... it used to. This year the powers that be have erected a garish Santa 'thing' right next to the top of the tree. Appalling ... just appalling. But you, dear readers, have been spared this lapse in good taste and judgement.

17 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Thank you for sparing us that sight Julie, I prefer to remember it as Aimee and I saw it on one of our earlier trips. We were so disappointed when we came over in November that it wasn't up yet, it's a lovely sight. Love the QVB it's such an elegant building.
There don't seem to be any council signs around forbidding the adorning of Eliza, but I suspect if there were, it would still happen..those uni students haha!
Hope you and your family have a very happy Christmas Julie, take care.

Birdman said...

This is ONE strong image of the season.

Gunn said...

This has got a great WOW effect!
Sooooooo pretty!

GOD JUL / MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours!

Gunn
Stavangerdailyphoto.com

GW Bill Miller said...

Now I am very curious to see the "Santa thing".

Jo said...

Beautiful.. and thanks for thinking of your followers... Merry Christmas

Joe said...

Fantastic approach in this photo. Thanks for your photos and words throughout the year Julie. May Christmas bring you smiles that keep returning.

Ann said...

I, however, will shot the garish thing (in a wide angle arcade shot) next week sometime. This came out well. Really interesting to compare what your lens and mine will or won't do. Yours is definitely sharper.

Have a lovely Christmas.

Dianne said...

A little taste La Fayette in Paris - the sight you have captured is just beautiful - it doesn't need any embellishments of the garish variety - perfect the way it is!
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas- time Julie.

freefalling said...

Aw, COME ON!!!
You tantalize with tales of hideous santa things, then don't deliver!!??

Bob Crowe said...

Thank you, kind friend. This is a beautiful image and I have enough lapses of my own. Merry Christmas to our friends in Australia.

Peter said...

How come I have never noticed this dome being so beautiful? Thanks Julie, Joyeux Noël.

Joan Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful shot of the tree. I've tried in several occasions to do it justice but with it being so huge it is rather hard. You've dun very well.

J Bar said...

Now you've got me curious about this hideous or garish Santa thing. Since I'm not fully mobile yet, I've missed out on seeing all the Christmas decos in the city this year. Looking forward to seeing Ann's shot. :)

Julie said...

I would show you the only one I took, but I deleted it. There was no santa in it - being late in the evening. But it was like an arabic pergola, draped with white flashing tree lights RIGHT UP AGAINST the Swarovski tree. If I were them, I would complain.

brattcat said...

you take such good care of us. thank you. have a good holiday, julie.

cara said...

Those top two are breathtaking. I must admit to being curious about the Santa Arabic pergola thingy now. I think the next time you are there you should get us another shot just so we can see it. Perhaps some of us may like it. I'm all for a bit of bad taste.

Happy Christmas, Julie and all the best for next year.

cara said...

By the way - the prawns are on ice and I am making bloody mary sauce. You bloody beauty.