I love Christmas decorations especially lights, so it was a treat to go up to London last week and have the opportunity to see some of the street illuminations and store displays.
I arrived at Waterloo Station and looking down on the concourse from the new shopping level I was struck how Lowryesque the scene was and couldn't resist adding a filter to emphasise this look
Then it was off to Oxford Circus for some Christmas shopping, I was particularly struck by these robins in Carnaby Street
Where this shop looked a veritable Aladdin's cave
This year their decoration theme was the successful family musical 'Matilda' although I have to say I couldn't always see the connection!
The windows were a bit less glittery than last year with fewer rich colours than usual but the decorations inside were fun.
Then out into Regent Street where it was getting dark by now - difficult to get a good capture without getting mown down by a passing bus!
Having said that I love the lights reflected in the bus windows
Fun though these are they are not the most important decorations in my life, those are on our own tree and have been built up over the years. Some decorations remind me of a particular year, place or event like these pewter mits that I bought while visiting relatives in Norway about 15 years ago.
This nativity in a seed head was given to us by my Austrian Exchange visit friend - we are still in touch after nearly 50 years!
I will be signing off now until after the festivities but very much hope you will