Friday, December 18, 2015

Christmas Lights

Milan's still feeling the Expo effect, and has put more effort than usual into this year's Christmas decorations. For the first time there are lights up in my neighbourhood - and my street!



The tree in Piazza Duomo is as majestic as always!



The Galleria has been done up beautifully. There's a very fancy Swarovski tree, and the glass dome is decorated with blue lights.


Via Dante's also looking pretty.


I loved these Santa hat lights!


Over near Garibaldi train station, the multilingual Christmas tree is back in Piazza Gae Aulenti. The white lights spell out 'Merry Christmas' or a similar message in several different languages (Someone needs to explain the 'best wishes' in English, though.)


Nearby Corso Como has these very beautiful and very big stars.


Corso Garibaldi has butterflies.


The photo doesn't do it justice, but Via Sarpi (the heart of Milan's Chinatown) has a canopy made of lights over the street, the effect is beautiful.

1 comment:

Jenny P said...

Thank you for this beautiful post. We have returned to Australia so I have been missing the beautiful Christmas lights of Milan. Lovely to see the tree in front of the Duomo and the sparkling Galleria.