Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas Walk

It was a balmy 55 degrees yesterday, so I went for a walk in the midday sunshine.  Here are some Christmas-themed photos from that walk.  Happy holidays to all!

Occupy Providence Christmas Tree
As I rounded the Occupy Providence encampment at Burnside Park, I saw this tiny decorated Christmas tree between two tents.  What a lovely hopeful sign!

Providence skating pond
This skating pond is at the other end of the park.  That's City Hall in the background.

Providence City Hall Christmas Tree
A closeup shot of City Hall, with a huge Christmas tree blocking the entrance.

Providence City Hall Menorah
This menorah is just to the right of (and below) the Christmas tree shown in the previous photo.

Trinity Rep's Christmas Carol
A poster advertising this year's production of The Christmas Carol at Trinity Rep; in the window of the theatre.  This is the 35th annual production of the show; this year, it was set in the fifties.

Federal Hill Lamp Post
A Christmas-wrapped and basketed light pole on Atwells Avenue.  This is the heart of Federal Hill--Providence's Italian neighborhood.

Scialo's Bakery
A Christmas cupcake display in the window of Scialo's Bakery.  The bakery has been an institution on Federal Hill since 1916; the brick ovens they use are from the 1920s.

Venda Ravioli
A Nativity scene in the window of Venda Ravioli.  This is an Italian "food emporium" which sells the most incredible collection of meats and prepared foods, with 18 different kinds of olives in one display case, an entire aisle of olive oils and balsamic vinegars, and 150 kinds of fresh and frozen pasta.  Venda's has been on Federal Hill for over 70 years, but only 10 years in this beautiful location on DePasquale Square.

Santa and His Unicycle
Santa working on his unicycle in the parking lot at Walgreen's.