Ok, even though I’m a fan of having Christmas only after Thanksgiving, I can’t help but to share the first time that Pioneer Court is installing a Christmas tree.
I have similar feelings: on the one hand, must we really start Christmas festivities in mid-November?
On the other hand, I’m so fascinated by the Christmas tree phenomenon when it’s on a large scale, whether it’s an enormous number of trees, or one enormous tree and an enormous effort surrounding it – growing it, bringing it into the city, storing it until its debut (like the New Haven Christmas tree left to weather Hurricane Sandy in a reclined position) and safely erecting and lighting it. Oh, and the sad part, cutting the big trees into little pieces in January, weep, or throwing the little trees out on the street in large numbers.
So I was excited to see these action photos by Matt, an inquisitive public spaces artist whose blog, Spudart, you should certainly subscribe to. The two frames show so much – the elaborate staging area required to put up the tree, the scale of the cranes and the tree compared to the tiny people – and somewhat smaller deciduous trees – around them, and best of all the action. Thanks, Matt, for capturing this event.
Christmas trees are plants too! Do share your thoughts, or pictures, on the topic.