Monday, December 06, 2010

Night Lights #5

This is newly refurbished Kirby Drive just off the corner of Richmond.  The city widened the street, put in more turn lanes. I'm not sure who added all the trees along the street, the city or a business district but it looks really nice. Especially with the lights on the trees.

I've been thinking about the blog entry, Night Lights #4 of the store window and you know what I miss? I miss the store windows that were full of toys and Christmas villages and trains that ran through the scene. I certainly remember them when I was a kid and, of course, no Christmas was complete until we had taken the sons to see Foley's Christmas windows and had driven through a neighborhood that had gone all out with their Christmas lights. All this nostalgia makes me want to see The Christmas Story movie again because that was really Christmas.

What will my grandsons remember about Christmas when they are old geezers? It won't be going downtown to see the most amazingly decorated Christmas windows. What a shame.

7 comments:

Calypso said...

Christmas past does seem to have a better light - speaking of lights.

Isla Deb said...

I totally agree. I remember the same thing...standing out in the cold in downtown St. Louis, mesmerized by all the trains and mechanical toys in the store windows. I wish my kids had those memories.

Dan in NC said...

Billie,
3 windows I remember from my youth: Selfridges in London, Macy's in NY, and Hudson's in Detroit! I believe 2 of the 3 still do the decorations! But my favorite stop during the Holiday season? a good chocolate shoppe!
Dan in NC

Billie said...

Dan, you have just moved on to more adult "toys and treats."

Felipe said...

I wish I were standing on Kirby again. Thanks for the shots.

Gloria said...

Hi Billie. Very nice, wouldn't mind standing outside looking at these lights. You are right about stores not really decorating much anymore. Well we just have to live with our memories of Christmas past. Take care and thanks.

Billie said...

Felipe, keep checking in. I'm planning on a shoot at city hall and downtown area as well as several other public areas in Houston. Of course some more neighborhoods.