After my recent excursions to Candy Cane Lane and Gingerbread Village, I couldn’t help but choose ‘festive’ as this week’s theme. I love how the word ‘festive’ sounds when spoken aloud; it has a deliciously rich, full-bodied mouth-feel like a good Cabernet Sauvignon. Coincidentally, a good Cabernet Sauvignon is guaranteed to put me in a festive mood!
I’ve been wandering around Seattle checking out the festive sights on offer; here are a few of the photos I took along the way.
Now, if that’s not enough to get you feeling festive, I took my video camera along when I visited the moodily-lit Teddy Bear Suite at Seattle’s Fairmont Olympic Hotel – another great free thing to do around this time of year (donations accepted, all proceeds go to Seattle Children’s Hospital). Those bears can be a little hard to find; you have to take the elevator to the third floor and look for suite 342. I filmed the teddy bears, threw in a few Nutcrackers, Carousels and Gingerbread Castles, added one Space Needle and stirred with my favourite Christmas song to create a festive video. I had entirely too much fun running around the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s lobby filming their Nutcracker figures; it probably shows in the video. I hope you enjoy it.
Now it’s your turn to show me what festive mean to you. What’s your favourite feast, festival or celebration? What makes you jolly, gets you merry or fills you with cheer? If you would like to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
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I can’t wait to feast my eyes on your interpretations.