Sunday, November 23, 2008

Silver Bells in the City

Alright, I see your animals theme and raise you a holiday theme. Friday was Lansing's annual Silver Bells in the City event, begining with an electric light parade—

[notice all the people looking out office windows?]

followed by the lighting of the Christmas tree on the Capitol lawn—

and then fireworks. I was wondering who all the lucky Strangers were who got to stand on the balconies of the Capitol, but then again, they wouldn't be able to see any fireworks from where they were.

Many businesses and galleries are open for people to meander through, and the smell of caramel corn fills the air in a deliciously tempting way. It's a huge event, bringing about 120,000 downtown to brave the cold and kick off the holiday season. [I think Christmas before Thanksgiving is too early, but I still love Silver Bells.]


Blogger JR Erickson said...

I missed Silver Bells this year, but it is an enjoyable experience, especially if you have a cup of hot coffee!! Great pics though.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 8:19:00 PM  
Blogger I'm Kat! said...

those office people are smart. Good view, stay indoors, and laugh at all the silly people outside in the cold.

But people inside windows at night cannot see much outside - although people outside can see EVERYTHING inside. Its the opposite during daytime - the insiders can see everything outside, but people outside can see very little indise. It's a Physics of Light thing.

Sunday, December 07, 2008 7:50:00 PM  
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