Sunday, 26 December 2010

Strand Arcade, Christmas decorations

The Strand Arcade is a historic shopping arcade, built in 1891 in the Victorian architectural style, that runs between George Street and Pitt Street. This contemporary Christmas Tree (above) complete with a red bench at its base rises up to the third level and was the centrepiece of their Christmas decorations this year. The balconies and sky bridges were adorned in fairy lights (below) and the large wreath and star were hung above the George Street entrance.

31 comments:

  1. «Louis» has enjoyed seeing the Christmas decorations you've posted.

    Christmas blessings to you, J Bar!

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  2. Another place to add to the Sydney list for our next visit.

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  3. This is such a beautiful place, J Bar. Hope you had a wonderful warm Christmas.

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  4. Quite the dazzling, fancy Christmas decorations! Lovely!

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  5. Oh, my, what a mind boggling beautiful sight. It is absolutely magical. The decorations are remarkable and would to be there to see it in person. Enjoy it while it lasts. Genie

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  6. Nice decorations. It must have taken a long time to get them all up.

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  7. It all looks so elegant and tastefully decorated.

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  8. I always think that wintery Christmas decorations in the southern half of the world look cheap and cheesy. But these are stunning.

    Happy new year and thanks for the link
    Hels
    http://melbourneblogger.blogspot.com/2010/01/elegant-shopping-iii-melbourne-and.html

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  9. It's been many long years since I visited the Strand Arcade - good to see it still looking so fabulous!!

    Happy travels!!

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  10. What a gorgous place! The decorations are beautiful!
    Happy Holidays!

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  11. Grandi queste decorazioni !
    Mi piace molto l'albero di Natale !!!
    Buona domenica :)
    Myriam

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  12. This is just marvellous. Hope you had a good Christmas.

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  13. The arcade looks wonderful. Similar arcades in other cities have fallen into neglect. I am glad that the Strand Arcade appears to be thriving.

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  14. I've always loved the Strand. Not only are the decorations gorgeous but so is the shopping ;)

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  15. Beautiful - now the work begins to take them all down.

    Happy New Year.

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  16. Beautiful shots! Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

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  17. Great work and Happy Christmas and very best wishes for 2011.

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  18. I love the symmetry of the place! The decorations are beautiful.

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  19. Been a few years since I was in Sydney at Christmas time.... thanks for the great pics.
    I got a new digital camera with lithium battery, the draining of the batteries beat me on the last one, however raining so much, when will I ever get out to try it!!!!
    Best wishes, keep up the great work.

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  20. Looks like a huge living-room. Beautiful.

    Please have a good new week.

    daily athens

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  21. I like that. Haven't been down there this year. Waiting till the chaos of the sales fades a bit.

    I had more trouble with busses at Town Hall, than people. Had to wait through half a dozen light cycles to get then all without busses.

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  22. Ann, you were very patient. I posted my Sydney Town Hall shots today.

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  23. I was there for a bit 2 weeks ago - very busy time and gosh, the decorations are really bright!

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  24. So surreal, it looks almost like a dollhouse. And a very decorish one :)

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