Tag Archives: Christmas

It’s The Thought That Counts

What’s a writer with limited financial resources to do when the holidays roll around and he wants to send gifts?  For Langston Hughes, during the holiday season of 1950, the answer was to share some of his wit in homemade … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Libraries, Museums, USA, Writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Here Comes The Book Flood

Iceland is known around the globe for its spectacular natural wonders, ultra clean environment, dynamic music scene, and hot springs skinny-dipping, but most folks are unaware that it’s one of the most literate nations in the world.Each year, more than … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Bookstore Tourism, Europe, Writing | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

All Aboard The Holiday Train

Each year since 1998, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train has brightened up rail lines in Canada and the U.S. with a rolling light show. Along with holiday cheer, the neon-lit train also brings music and other live entertainment to stops … Continue reading

Posted in Canada, Photography, Public Transport, USA | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Choose Your Yule Log

Posted in Animation, Art, Film, Tech | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Budapest Holiday

Budapest photographer and part-time bus driver Rizsavi Tamás has captured the dazzling beauty of Hungary’s capital city during the holidays in a new series of stunning photographs. You can see more of his terrific work on his Facebook page. all … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Europe, Photography, Public Transport, Tourism | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas in ‘merica

Award-winning American photographer Jesse Rieser has captured the quintessential tacky wonderland of Christmas in the U.S. heartland. Nothing says Happy Birthday Jesus like a nativity scene complete with Santa Claus or a holiday parade float decorated with armed troops. all … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Photography, USA | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A Holiday Trip To The Moon

This year’s holiday light display in central Madrid is designed to take spectators on a visual trip to the moon as they walk or ride along the Gran Via. Created by Brut Deluxe Studio, the repeating motif is a sequence … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Art, Europe, Tourism | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Merry Christmas

 

Posted in Art, USA | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Budapest Christmas

For the second year, Hello Wood, an art/architecture/design project, has built a special Christmas tree in the heart of Budapest near Deák tér. Constructed of 5,000 pieces of firewood, and illuminated by specially designed lighting from Philips Hungary, the impressive … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Art, Europe, Tourism | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Merry Christmas (from 1968)

In 1968, London-based American cartoonist Terry Gilliam was asked to create an animated video “Christmas card” for the popular, off-beat children’s television series Do Not Adjust Your Set, which featured future Monty Pythons Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Michael Palin. … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Europe, Film, Museums | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment