Sunday, November 27, 2011

More Christmas Decorations

More and more Christmas decorations have been appearing in Stockholm the past week. Friday I did bring my camera with me and took a few pictures on my way to work. It may look like I took them in the middle of the night but this is actually around 7:20 am and by then it is still pitch dark. Just before you reach the central station they have hung these golden angels on some of the lamp posts.



It looks just like one of those mini wheels where you have candles under making the angels spin around.

This smaller street crossing one of the main streets is decorated with colorful stars and tiny lights making up stardust I guess.

I think it looks really pretty with all the lights and different Christmas decorations. As it is so dark as I have said that all kinds of light is welcome.


Vasagatan as you see has lots of pretty decorations. There sure is Christmas spirit here. Just as you reach Norra Bantorget is this tree where they have hung a bunch of cute Christmas goats. The Christmas goat is one of those Scandinavian Christmas symbols that has it's origins and dates back to the pre-christian days. This is the Yule Goat. It was believed it was an invisible creature that would appear and make sure that the Christmas preparations were done right. During the 19th century it's role shiftet to become the giver of Christmas gifts. Men of the family would dress up to the Yule Goat and hand out gifts to the other family members. The Yule Goat would later to be replaced by Santa. Still the Yule Goat is a common ornament in Scandinavia.




7 comments:

Marie said...

Vad härligt med en massa juleljus! :) Så mysigt, nu längtar jag hem till Sverige ännu mer!

Desiree said...

Marie, ja jättefint har det blivit.
Kram!

Annika said...

VAD fint!!
Jag tycker att Stockholms julskyltning och pyntning är SÅÅÅÅ fin!!!
Jag blir glad bara av att se bilderna!
Underbart!!
Kram!!

Saltistjejen said...

Vad det lyser upp i mörkret! Så mysigt!
och jag gillar särskilt julbockarna! vad FINT!
Kramar!

Desiree said...

Annika, ja det är fint och kul nu när man lyser upp staden. Det roliga är att julbelysningen skiljer sig åt från förra året. I år är det nya saker som gäller.
Nice :-)
Kram!

Saltis, ja julbockarna gillade jag mycket. De var väldigt söta.
Kram!

Lotta said...

Ah, så fint! Det lyser så vackert. Julbockarna var speciella, dem gillar jag nog också mest


iPhone är kass på mörkerbilder. Det blir inget bra alls. Dina bilder är verkligen superfina.

Kramar!

Desiree said...

Lotta, tack. Jag tycker det har blivit väldigt fint här i de centrala delarna av Stockholm. Det är kul att de har satt upp så mycket olika dekorationer.
Kram!