Christmassy

Tuesday, December 9, 2008





Recently I visited the Griffith Park Light Festival, a great thing to do around the Holidays in Los Angeles...



The Department of Water and Power sets up free light displays up along the hills of Crystal Springs Drive in Griffith Park. It lasts from November 25th through the 30th of December.



The few photographs that I took of the light displays didn't do them justice, but these tunnels had me completely mesmerized. I loved the silhouettes’ of people on their bikes and with their dogs:







It gets a little chilly up in the hills in the evening so you have to be sure to bundle up and also remember to bring your hot chocolate and maybe a pastry :) These little puppies were at the bakery we visited before our trek:



This year the light festival has gone ‘green’, converting all their lights to LED bulbs and it’s now a ‘vehicle free’ event. You can go *here* to read more about the Festival and to see a guide of the displays.

14 comments:

Francesca Righi said...

Those lights are W*O*N*D*E*R*F*U*L!!
:)
I absolutely adore the little puppies from the bakery! I wish I could make those!x

Gabbi said...

~Thank you dear Francesca! Your lights inspired me; I need to visit Italy in December one day. Those puppies are adorable aren't they? They're almost too cute to eat... :)

the asherette said...

gabbi- the lights are nice- but i love the dog cupcakes.. i copied the image to my desktop- hope you don't mind.. they just look too much like my 2 silly white creatures. my entire house- friends included- are smiling for your cute post:)thank you..

mothersvea said...

ahahah I l.o.v.e the puppies!!

Gabbi said...

~Thank you dear Asherette :) You probably couldn't have eaten them either...when I bought one the guy behind the counter said 'here you go, this one was just born this morning' and after that I couldn't eat it... :) I'm a dork!

~Gracias Mothersvea!!xo :)

michiko said...

The lights look so great, it kind of reminded me of the festival"Kobe Luminarie" in Kobe, Japan.
You can see some photos here

http://kobe-mari.maxs.jp/luminarie/luminarie_2008.htm

never been to the festival, but i would like to someday...

Love the cakes and the pink christms tree also, thanks for sharing Gabbi!

Gabbi said...

~Hello dear Michiko :)

Yeah, the Griffith Park Light Festival is just like the 'Kobe Luminarie' only not as awesome! :) Wow! I'd never heard of it before but the photos on the link are spectacular! Thank you for sending me that.

I have a small pink tree on my desk at work, but now I really want a big pink tree for the house. And I want it full of candy too...hehe

Hope you're having a lovely week.xox

My Castle in Spain said...

Gabbi, my dear, i think a pink tree is absolutely de rigueur in times of crisis...
get on with it...with loads of candies (candies are still cheap right ?)

ps: glad you like der Himmel über Berlin
:-)

Gabbi said...

~Now you've inspired me to make my Christmas tree as pink as possible :) But the candies might not work, I'll end up eating all the decorations before Christmas and the tree will be bare...hehe

Thank you dear Spain, looking forward to the rest of your advent calendar!

Frida said...

Oh, lovely pics! I´m lokking forward to Christmas. It would be lovely if there were som snow. Well, well... Have a wonderful Christmas:)

Electro Geisha said...

it makes me wanna eat he christmas tree and the dogs in the last pic... brilliant... :)

Gabbi said...

~Yeah snow would be incredible here! :)Thank you dear Frida, hope you have a very merry Christmas too!

~I never thought of it that way dear Geisha? Christmas makes us eat trees, dogs and angels sometimes! :) Happy Christmas to you.xoxo

Mary-Laure said...

Thanks for the info, I didn't know about that place. I'll make sure to go before the end of the month.

Gabbi said...

~It's a great free thing to do dear Mary-Laure :) Although, not with this weather! Hope it stops raining soon...

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