Sunday, December 09, 2007

weekend snapshot: a blue xmas tree




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I was on the Canary Islands over the weekend. In Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. And this the blue Christmas tree we encountered during our stroll. It was only a few steps away from our hotel and on the pedestrian zone along the beach, facing the Atlantic. Getting closer :


And when we sat down to have dinner we could still see it on the left. Note the beach right behind the metal fence, the water on the right of the picture. We had pleasant 20ÂșC/ 68F every evening. And the beach (Las Canteras beach, occupying 3.8 km / 2.36 miles of coast line and one of the biggest urban beaches in the world) remained illuminated all night.

35 comments:

  1. What a wonderful Christmas tree that must have been. Though I prefer the red, green and gold, still, a blue one looks good for me :)

    Thanks for sharing this photo, Mar. Have a great week :)

    Julie
    http://teacherjulie.com/

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  2. What a gorgeous tree. I often wonder what Christmas looks like in other parts of the world. Now I know: exactly as it should! These are wonderful pictures.

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  3. Mar I loved the tree! Happy Monday!

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  4. Beautiful shots! We seldom see a blue christmas tree, it's lovely. Thanks for stopping by.

    http://mlizcochico.com

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  5. I hope you enjoyed your trip. Looks like some lovely sites while you were there. The blue tree is dazzling. I always enjoy your photographs. Kind of like traveling vicariously since I don't travel very much. Have a great week.

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  6. claudie http://www.lazaza83.frDecember 09, 2007 9:50 PM

    Beautiful pictures Mar! I see you had so great time! 20° C in the evening, the dream!

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  7. Thats kind of special and gives a great Xmas atmosphere - thanks for sharing!

    www.terella.no

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  8. Isn't that GORGEOUS??? WOW!!! Now... in Spain do they call it a "Holiday Tree"? Or are you guys still allowed to call it a CHRISTMAS tree?

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  9. That's really pretty!!!

    My Weekend Snapshot is up now too! :)

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  10. That's a beautiful blue Xmas tree. We have many Xmas trees done up along our tourist belts. Looks like you're having a great time.

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  11. That's a very nice place you went to. Love the tree as well!
    Happy WS!

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  12. it's captivating!
    im sure you've had a great weekend. so i'm wishing you to have a good week ahead!

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  13. Very pretty tree. You see such nice things over there.

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  14. I usually prefer red and green, but in that setting, blue seems to fit!

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  15. Oh my ! Gran Canaria in a Christmas dress ! Must be funny ! Doesn't it look a little Las Vegas like ?
    We spent several times Christmas in Tenerife that was really very ENGLISH and very nice !!
    The only negative thing with Linkme-up is that you always have to delete the links of the day before otherwise you will have double and triple links ! I clean it up every day.

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  16. that's a beautiful Christmas tree!

    happy WS!
    My WS post

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  17. Wow!.... Speechless on the said photos you got.... Thanks for dropping by mine...

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  18. Cool!... Great shots you got here...

    Drop by mine here..

    WilStop

    Have a nice day!

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  19. That Blue christmas tree is awesome.
    Thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures. I got here from Michele. I soppose I am the last one!!


    gautami tripathy

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  20. Wow, that's a beautiful tree!

    My WS is up too.

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  21. wow!

    wonderful blue christmas tree. your shots are great too mr. mar

    mousey

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  22. i just love that detail shot on the blue Christmas tree! It's so beautiful!

    happy WS!
    Snippets

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  23. That is beautiful!! Great shot!! But then you always have great shots!! ;)

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  24. Wow, it's gorgeous! I've never seen a blue Christmas tree before. Lucky you to be able to travel and see all these wonderful spots...lucky me that you have a camera.

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  25. The tree is so blue. I have a picture of a tree as big as this but it's really orange. :D

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  26. I love the blue lights on the Christmas tree. We usually have the multi-colors on our tree but we haven't even put ours up this year yet. Here's a link to my WS http://katskrackerbox.wordpress.com/2007/12/10/weekend-snapshot-9-santa-spotted/

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  27. Oddly enough, there are quite a few blue trees around us in London this year! I hop you enjoyed the Canary Islands! Looks like a lovely spot!

    rashbre

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  28. WOW!!! Spending the weekend in Gran-Canaria! How dreamy is that?!! :-)

    That tree is gorgeous!

    Happy week! :-)

    TRICOTINE
    http://tricotine.typepad.com

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  29. Lovely shots and Xmas tree!
    I was in the Canary Isles when I was 5! That was the first and last time. A LONG TIME AGO! :-)

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  30. I just wondering why I wasn't there.... *giggles*

    The beach... 20 degrees...and here I sit in the rainy cold Sweden. I must be out of my mind! *giggles*

    The xmas tree is really cool. I love how it matches the sky color!

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  31. ohh thats is one beautiful blue Christmas tree..its a great view of it too where your dining.. ;)

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  32. And it was nice enough to sit outside and eat! *shivering here* Lucky girl :o)

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  33. What a stunning tree in a truly stunning and peaceful looking pkace....It looks like paradise, Mar....in that last picture it hasd a dreanlike feeling to it....Well, all three pictures have that...A Blue Christmas Tree!
    Fanulous!

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