Very colorful! I wonder how high the electricity bill might be?! What building is this?
Greetings Xenia, Thanks you for visiting and Merry Christmas! This is the City and County Building in Denver, Colorado. They decorate and run the lights for December and January each year. I have no idea what the costs are, but the residents and tourists love them. We were just down there an hour ago so you are the first to see them. Thank you for visiting and your wonderful comment.
Hi Richard, this must be really expensive. I think they hired just a few guys to control the light. It is amazing. What a colour combination.
Very impressive, Richard. Well, we can't keep up with our Capitol of Switzerland.
Oh my godness - this is gorgeous! I mean, there must be a bit kitsch around at Christmas. What a perfect shot! Cheers, Sonny
Wow! That's really great! Merry X-Mas! Greetings from Bavaria!
Greetings Carsten, Polytropos, Sonny, Gabri Gibra And Kojak, Thank you for visiting my Christmas Card. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to one and all.
Carsten - The City and County of Denver were going to stop putting up the lights because it was to expensive. The community stepped in and now pays for the maintenance. City workers put them up each year. A story of everyone working together to preserve a part of history.
Polytropos - Wow, your display puts mine to shame. Now I have to decide whether to keep my post up or withdraw it. I feel so trumped. ;-(
Sonny - They put the lights up and have a big lighting ceremony. They even have two days of night Christmas Parades where everyone wears Christmas lights. They call it the parade of lights and get several hundred thousand visitors each night.
Gabri Gibra - It is beautiful isn't it. The children just love it.
Kojak - Glad you like it. The volunteers and city try to do a really good job each year.
WOW! What a fantastic light show!
Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and yours, from me and mine, Richard!
Gorgeous colors, Rich...excellent shot!
Wow Rich! This is probably the most colorful building I've ever seen! Denver really goes all out. You have captured all the colors and the huge size of the building wonderfully! Great Christmas card!
Merry Christmas to you and your family too!
Really fine shot, Rich ... but some people (and institutions) just never know when to stop ...
Greetings Pam, YBMW, DeEtte, Marilyn and SarpBKS, Thank you for visiting my Christmas Card. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Pam - The lights are a long standing tradition and are never exactly the same year to year. Very pretty and the kids love it.
YBMW - Glad you like the colors. It is kind of festive.
DeEtte - I don't know if they feel they are in competition with anyone else, but it has been the same display for decades. It almost went away but volunteers and sponsors stepped in to keep the tradition alive.
Marilyn - They got carried away some 50 years ago and maxed out the number of places they could put lights. So this is as big as it gets. Whew ;-))
SarpBKS - Thanks so much.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and to all a safe and happy holiday season.
MERRY CHRISTMAS Richard
Merry Christmas Richard.
Happy new year.
Wow, I think I need to get downtown and take some pictures ...
That's a lot of Christmas Cheer for a government building. Merry Christmas!
Greetings Z.P.D., Gulperi, Dann, and Hank, Thanks for visiting the City and County building of Denver, Colorado and your wonderful comments. They do these decorations every year and it is the traditional beginning of the Holiday Season in Denver, a favorite with the children.
Z.P.D. - Thank you for the holiday wishes. They are much appreciated, especially coming from around the world as they do. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too. Be safe and happy this holiday season. Best regards to you and your loved ones.
Gulperi - Thank you for the greetings. Many glad tidings back to you and your family and friends as the season's holidays near. Be safe and happy. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Dann - May your cloud chasing be bountiful and may you stay safe in the eye of the storm. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. From my family to yours. See you downtown ;-))
Hank - We have Christmas Cheer for everyone. Just around the corner is Pints Pub, a good place for a scotch and a red. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Thanks again to all and to all a good night.
Fantastic colours Rich, nice shot :)
Yellow * for you.
Greetings from Greece,
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