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Christmas Majesty on St. Albans

Dec 22, 2013

St. Albans shot one 300x239 Christmas Majesty on St. Albans st. albans road st. albans christmas lights st. albans Isabella Faith Christmas lights Bella Faith  photoThis is not a block to be driven. One must park the car and walk the long block of St. Albans Road between Huntington Drive and Monterey in San Marino. Evergreens loom overhead—40 feet, 60 feet, fat and paunchy, lean and towering—all dressed in colored lights.

Most of the strands consist of the standard red, yellow, blue, and green lights, flowing from the pines’ peaks straight down, but one house goes against the grain with blue hued lights, the strands daring to loop-de-loop on a plain old deciduous tree. At first, we dismiss it, regard it as arrogant, but by the time we circle around it has become one of our favorites.

The street is wide, allowing the trees to flaunt their stuff. People stop and take pictures, parents hold up their kids; such as one father holding his little girl who’s dressed in Christmas red from sparkling Dorothy slippers on her feet to a holiday cloche on her head. She points at a large inflatable of Santa perched on a balcony and exclaims, “There’s Santa, again!” Santa number one, we assume, is the one on the second story porch at the end of the block that’s constructed out of wood and cloth, rather than blown into a standing position with hot air, and regales onlookers with a twist and wave.

Couples stroll, family’s laugh and talk over one another, crowding together to snap a pic. Kids skip, a few dance, and a lot of little necks are bent all the way back as eyes follow the lights up and up and up to the tippy tops. We even hear an audible intake of air as a young boy rounds the corner and catches his first glimpse.

This block of St. Albans is wondrous and magical. Come immerse yourself.

St. Albans wide shot Christmas Majesty on St. Albans st. albans road st. albans christmas lights st. albans Isabella Faith Christmas lights Bella Faith  photo

St. Albans tall tree Christmas Majesty on St. Albans st. albans road st. albans christmas lights st. albans Isabella Faith Christmas lights Bella Faith  photo

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Santa No. 1

 

St. Albans Santa A Christmas Majesty on St. Albans st. albans road st. albans christmas lights st. albans Isabella Faith Christmas lights Bella Faith  photo

Santa No. 2

 

St. Albans Blur Bubble trees Christmas Majesty on St. Albans st. albans road st. albans christmas lights st. albans Isabella Faith Christmas lights Bella Faith  photo

Photo by Isabella Faith

 

St. Albans House A Christmas Majesty on St. Albans st. albans road st. albans christmas lights st. albans Isabella Faith Christmas lights Bella Faith  photo

 

St. Albans Tree Ornaments Christmas Majesty on St. Albans st. albans road st. albans christmas lights st. albans Isabella Faith Christmas lights Bella Faith  photo

Photo by Isabella Faith

 

St. Albans Blur A Christmas Majesty on St. Albans st. albans road st. albans christmas lights st. albans Isabella Faith Christmas lights Bella Faith  photo

Photo by Isabella Faith

 

St. Albans Blur B Christmas Majesty on St. Albans st. albans road st. albans christmas lights st. albans Isabella Faith Christmas lights Bella Faith  photo

Photo by Isabella Faith

 

St. Albans close up bulbs Christmas Majesty on St. Albans st. albans road st. albans christmas lights st. albans Isabella Faith Christmas lights Bella Faith  photo

 

St. Albans House B Christmas Majesty on St. Albans st. albans road st. albans christmas lights st. albans Isabella Faith Christmas lights Bella Faith  photo

 

St. Albans with Palm Tree Christmas Majesty on St. Albans st. albans road st. albans christmas lights st. albans Isabella Faith Christmas lights Bella Faith  photo

 

St. Albans perspective shot Christmas Majesty on St. Albans st. albans road st. albans christmas lights st. albans Isabella Faith Christmas lights Bella Faith  photo

The people look very, very little…

 

St. Albans Moon Christmas Majesty on St. Albans st. albans road st. albans christmas lights st. albans Isabella Faith Christmas lights Bella Faith  photo

The moon above St. Albans

 

Happy Holidays!




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