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Saturday, December 17, 2011

City Sidewalks



These busy sidewalks dressed in holiday style are in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.



I had heard of the Christmas light show in the city center, but had envisioned a few lit trees. I was certainly in for a surprise.







We first spent an hour or two peeking into shops and grabbing a bite in this comfort food mecca before shivering off the calories in the below freezing temperatures.




Seeing the lights is a bit of a winter sport here, and families come out in droves. There's a big city energy in the night streets of this pretty urban center, but the vibe is all friendly town. We grabbed a horse drawn carriage for a spin around the square. Between the hot chocolate available on the street corner, and the blankets provided to take off the chill, we were almost cozy!




















There was a spectacular shot no matter which direction I pointed, so I soon put my camera away. After a brief time without gloves I couldn't feel my camera anymore anyway!


















I hope you're hearing silver bells!
Ciao! for  now!

Jacqueline


20 comments:

RobinfromCA said...

Thanks for sharing these. SLC is one of the prettiest cities at Christmastime. Literally millions of lights everywhere! We've been there many times to see the lights but I can sympathize with your freezing hands. The last time we were there during the Christmas season it was only 19º and we took one very blurry photo before stashing the camera! This CA girl is not used to those temps!

Bella said...

Hi J,
Well that is Christmas cheer on a grand scale!!! Absolutely stunning!!! Magical!!! Have an amazing trip, hope you found boots:-)
Hugs,
Bella

debi huntsman said...

Hi Jacqueline, you got some stunning shots of the Temple with the lights! Thank you for doing such an amazing job of showing off our beautiful SLC!

Merry Christmas!

collarcitybrownstone said...

You take beautiful pictures. I love all the Christmas lights around SLC. Your entire blog is lovely. There is so much to see that I can spend an hour at a time easily on here.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Xenia

Linda said...

Hey, Jacqueline!

Oh, thank you so much for sharing these stunning pics! They certainly impart the Christmas spirit...GORGEOUS. Looks as though you had a perfect day! How I would have loved to have been along...

Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Carolyn said...

That would be an amazing sight to behold!Well worth braving the cold for.

Carolyn

awal.ny said...

Beautiful pictures. I love all the trees, what a pretty sight it must have been to see in person.

Mels Designs said...

Beautiful pictures of the city decked out for Christmas...we enjoy driving around for our Christmas light tour night....thanks for sharing ...Mel..from Mel's Designs

Elna said...

So beautiful pictures and everything looks so big. Have a nice day.

Elna

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

the tabernacle is beautiful so I am sure at Christmas it is especially gorgeous. Thanks for the memories, it has been a long time since I have been to Salt Lake!

Victorian1885 said...

Absolutely stunning! It sounds like you had a wonderful time. We have never been to Salt Lake City but will have to add it to our Bucket list! Have a Magical Holiday Season!

Wanda

d e l i g h t said...

So beautiful! I have been to SLC several times at Christmas and there is nothing to compare to the beauty of the lights. Thanks for sharing!

Bloggymom said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Julie Harward said...

As I live here in Utah, we have taken our family to Temple square every December..it truly is the most beautiful place ever at Christmas time or any time...such a clean, beautiful city! ;D

Gillian Layne said...

Wow, thanks so much for sharing!

The Vintage Hobby House said...

Wow,how stunning,beautiful images,just found your gorgeous blog Hi from England x
XX Manda XX

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Beautiful photos! Wish I were there.

Linda Z said...

Love Temple Square at Christmas time...It is always nice to go when it is not so cold...Love the photo's!

The Vintage Chateau said...

I was just there this weekend for a wedding. It was beautiful but freezing! Thanks for the lovely photos.
Karee

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Oh I love the tour, what a fabulous show out of lights! Gorgeous! But it DOES look chilly! xoxo

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