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I was down town Thursday night with camera but there's nothing to show.

OK , I didn't go down the Moor but the rest of it is a bit sparse. I understand

there's no money around so we will just have to make do.

I did take this of Leopold Square, looks a bit Continental don't you think.

Who'd believe you could sit outdoors in England in November?

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I like the blue lights , it does give the impression of a cold frosty night but I do agree with you about the car lights.

I was told they are illegal , is that true?

I don't think they are illegal as more car manufacturers seem to be fitting them as standard these days.

I remember when the rule of night time driving was "dip don't dazzle"

But with these lights dazzling the oncoming driver causing him to have to brake or slow down as he can't see a thing for those bluish over bright lights while the arrogant owner of them goes tearing along at double the speed limit because he can see for miles with his headlights that can outshine a lighthouse seems to be the order of the day.

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Ok, here's something for you. Probably about 5 years ago my daughter switched on the lights! She was down town on the day of switch on and stumbled upon the council worker who really presses the button as the celebrity button/lever activates nothing. She asked him what he was doing and he said that when the celeb did the business he had to press the button to turn the lights on. She asked if she could do it and he said yes.

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In the peace gardens this year are a selection of illuminations which are on loan from Blackpool so they are better than our normal run of the mill year in year out stuff, They look pretty impressive even just as a daylight display.

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In the peace gardens this year are a selection of illuminations which are on loan from Blackpool so they are better than our normal run of the mill year in year out stuff, They look pretty impressive even just as a daylight display.

There's even postman Pat (or postman Pratt as we call our postman who throws those red elastic bands on our doorstep!! :angry: ) with his black and white cat delivering a letter to the council in the Town Hall,

I bet it's not a Christmas card, - more likely a complaint about all the pot holes in the roads!

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There is a nice "Peter Pan" themed pirate ship display, with the shark and pirate with the shark conveniently placed, for effect, in the middle of the new Goodwin fountains.

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There is a Dr. Who display with a Tardis and a Dalek

This display also has a tribute to one of my childhood heros

Neil Armstrong, 1930 - 2012. That was one small step for a man

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A letter in The Star a week or so ago criticised the City illuminations and described this one, which has been part of our illuminations for thelast few years but obviously new to the complainant, as "just a load of balls" and "nothing like a tree"

I must say I disagree.

It is an artistic representation of both a Christmas tree and the decorative baubles which often adorn the tree. What's more, it is made not of wood and glass but of steel, - a material very closely associated with our citys industrial heritage.

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Nice to see what its like Dave, Thank you from afar-ish.

I'm sure I have photographed and posted it before in one of its previous years.

They have moved it around in town but is usually down The Moor as it is this year, just outside Sainsburys.

Unlike the letter in The Star I do think that it is a nice, attractive decoration.

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This one looks new this year, can't remember having seen it before.

It's down the Moor just outside Sainsburys where the works start that are being discussed in the "recent Developments" thread.

It probably marks the point where the lights on the Moor will end this year as beyond it are just the works.

Yep.... this tree was out on the moor, near Sainsbury's / Poundland last year, too, and, guess what? it's outside Sainsbury's/ Poundland again this year.

what happened to variety? :(

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There is a Dr. Who display with a Tardis and a Dalek

They should have put it next to our own "Tardis" on the other side of the Town Hall

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I like the fact that the lights used on the Moor in 1968

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Were still in use in the Mid 70's, albeit now down Fargate

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But before 1968?

hmmmmm I wonder ? <_<

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/all-our-christmas-yesterdays-evocative-photographs-of-london-in-full-festive-swing-in-the-fifties-sixties-and-seventies-9001190.html?action=gallery&ino=1

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