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X. Paschen on December 16, 2007

Very colorful! I wonder how high the electricity bill might be?! What building is this?

Greetings, Xenia

Richard Ryer on December 16, 2007

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.



© Carsten on December 16, 2007

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.



©polytropos on December 17, 2007

Very impressive, Richard. Well, we can't keep up with our Capitol of Switzerland.

© Sonny☼ on December 17, 2007

Oh my godness - this is gorgeous! I mean, there must be a bit kitsch around at Christmas. What a perfect shot! Cheers, Sonny

Gabriele Parafioriti on December 17, 2007


© Kojak on December 17, 2007

Wow! That's really great! Merry X-Mas! Greetings from Bavaria!

Richard Ryer on December 17, 2007

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.

Merry Christmas!!



Lilypon on December 17, 2007

WOW! What a fantastic light show!

Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and yours, from me and mine, Richard!

Season's Greetings, Pam

Jewels on December 17, 2007

Gorgeous colors, Rich...excellent shot!

DeEtte Fisher on December 17, 2007

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!


Marilyn Whiteley on December 17, 2007

Really fine shot, Rich ... but some people (and institutions) just never know when to stop ...


Serkan GÜRKAN on December 18, 2007

excellent shot!

Richard Ryer on December 18, 2007

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.



Ze Dionisio on December 18, 2007



Gülperi YILDIZ on December 18, 2007

Merry Christmas Richard.

Happy new year.

Dann Cianca on December 18, 2007

Wow, I think I need to get downtown and take some pictures ...


Hank Waxman on December 18, 2007

That's a lot of Christmas Cheer for a government building. Merry Christmas!


Richard Ryer on December 18, 2007

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.



Ntinos Lagos on December 18, 2007

Fantastic colours Rich, nice shot :)

Yellow * for you.

Greetings from Greece,


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  • Uploaded on December 16, 2007
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    by Richard Ryer
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    • Taken on 2007/12/16 20:51:27
    • Exposure: 0.600s
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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