Christmas is coming

Already the Christmas lights are going up – and on – in Warsaw. Leaving my hotel on Friday I had a great opportunity to watch the installation in Plac Powstańków. Here they are, decorations slowly moving towards domination of the town centre.



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23 Responses to Christmas is coming

  1. Tish Farrell says:

    These kind of ‘decorations’ make me shiver, and in all sorts of ways, and not only due to seasonal chilliness. They’re so stiff for one thing. So uniform. Give me a string, or several, of fairy lights strung about the place, and that makes me much happier. Is it cold out there now, Meg? We seem to have some Baltic winds over Shropshire just now, which is making me grit my teeth at thoughts of heading over the field to the allotment. Got to go though – lots of stuff to add to the compost piles. Happy Sunday!

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    • Snow predicted for later in the week, but you could count on the fingers of one foot how often the weather forecast’s been right. There’ve been a few sub-zero mornings. I’m slowly learning how to dress for cold-combat. Alpaca socks are a must!

      As for lights, I’m a bit of a fan in one dimension. Each street has a different design, and they don’t seem to be repeated next year, at least not in my limited experience. To me they’re just fairy lights on a larger scale. And I must confess anything that provides light is welcome now that we come home from pre-school by torchlight. However, my socialist soul revolts a bit. I’m sure there are many people who’d benefit from an injection of funds. I heard a horror story about fungus-walled public housing the other day, and I keep encountering homeless men on the buses. In winter they can keep warm this way.

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  2. Heyjude says:

    We briefly lived in a little Hampshire village where local residents display a Christmas tree in a bracket fixed to the outside of their houses. Over 300 trees are displayed and it looks really lovely.

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  3. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I noticed ours are nearly up but hope they don’t get turned on yet, way too soon, but I’m still sad when they come down!

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    • I’m kept entertained looking at the differences in different streets. The big light-statues aren’t up yet, or the giant Christmas tree. I hope I’m game enough to take the twins down Nowy Świat. They’re getting pretty good at holding my hands.

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  4. Sue says:

    Our decorations are being put up…too flippin early, I think!

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  5. icelandpenny says:

    I too growl at Christmas merchandise & decorations at the beginning of November — all so very commercial, to drive sales. Is consumerism a driving force for all this in Warsaw? Or is it more religious?

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  6. restlessjo says:

    I do love them once they’re switched on but I’m not in any hurry for Christmas. 🙂

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    • It will be a very sad one for you. I surprised myself by really liking their excess when I was here at Christmas a few years ago, and doubly delighted by the delight of kids. I have few Christmas responsibilities, so I don’t mind it approaching at the speed of a lightning. In all other respects I’m a bit of a Ms Scrooge.

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      • restlessjo says:

        I have a Mr. Scrooge sitting on the settee beside me 🙂 🙂 But I have to be nice to him because he bought me a laptop for my birthday and he’s busy setting it up for me. I’m too inept to do it myself. 🙂 It’s only tiny and inexpensive but the old one is even more of a dinosaur than me.

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  7. desleyjane says:

    I love Christmas and Christmas lights. It’s interesting to see the process of them going up. I can’t imagine those workers untangling 2km of fairy lights lol.

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  8. Paula says:

    They have put them early this year. Like your last shot a lot!

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