Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

City Sidewalks

"City Sidewalks, busy sidewalks dressed in holiday style. In the air there's a feeling of Christmas!" We went to the Country Club Plaza a couple of nights ago and experienced the lyrics of the song! It was the first shopping center in the WORLD designed to accommodate shoppers arriving by automobile, but you'll not find stop lights! It's very European influenced, especially Seville, Spain -- hence the half-sized Giralda Tower of Seville (on the left in first photo). These aren't great photos because we couldn't sit in one place for more than 8 seconds, but I hope you get the idea. The sidewalks were crowded with shoppers and people dining out. The sights and sounds of Christmas surrounded us! Speaking of "Silver Bells," what's your favorite Christmas-holiday song?


 















25 comments:

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Such beautiful Christmas lights! Thanks for bringing them to us.

Merry Christmas Janean!! Blessings to you and yours...

Hugs, Sherry

Lynn said...

The pictures are beautiful with the the buildings decorated in lights. I love the dome all decorated on one of the buildings. City hall, or the court house, maybe? Thank you for taking us along for the ride to see the lights of the city.
Lynn

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

thanks for the lovely ride, absolutely fabulous.

kimsound studios said...

Merry Christmas!!! Beautiful light displays ~ big smile!

katie said...

Since Independence Missouri is my home, I am very familiar with the Country Club Plaza. What a beautiful place at Christmas.
In the 80's when I was working for a Dr. he took us up in his plane to see it from above. Marvelous.
Happy to got to see it and enjoyed it.
Thank you for the memory.

Suz said...

Boy, you are having a lot of fun

Lori said...

What beautiful pictures! I just got your comment and wanted to let you know there is a smaller version of Photoshop called Photoshop Elements. (I got version 8.) It's MUCH more reasonably priced at around 65.00. A lot better than the mid 600's!

Have a wonderful Christmas!
Lori

Lori said...

What beautiful pictures! I just got your comment and wanted to let you know there is a smaller version of Photoshop called Photoshop Elements. (I got version 8.) It's MUCH more reasonably priced at around 65.00. A lot better than the mid 600's!

Have a wonderful Christmas!
Lori

Kelli said...

How beautiful! Fits right in with the rest of your blog. :) I'm so glad you stopped by my place so I could discover yours! I promise to stop in often now that I know you're here. I love what I've seen so far! :) A merry and blessed Christmas to you and yours!

Rene said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures with us! And on the road none the less.

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

I love the photos...just beautiful.

These Are The Days said...

Beautiful pics. Thanks for stopping by, I'm anxious to check out your blog. :) Merry Christmas.

Scientific Housewife said...

Very pretty!

Oklahoma Granny said...

Simply lovely!

Struggler said...

Wonderful lights. I would love to explore there! I'm glad it was busy with people out shopping.

Feelings said...

Came to wish you a merry christmas!
May it bring you joy, peace and love!

Beautiful photos!

Love/
Luiza

KayEllen said...

I love going to see Christmas lights...So pretty:)

Have a wonderful and blessed holiday with your family :)

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog...

Thankful and feeling blessed,
Kay Ellen

Victorian at Heart said...

One of my favorite Christmas songs is White Christmas because my Mom and I watch the movies every year. Thanks for the lighted city tour, it was fun. I have a home tour on my blog if you would like to see. Merry Christmas

Antonia said...

Beautiful pictures again! I wish you a merry christmas and a healty new year!
Love Antonia

Stephanie said...

This is SO pretty! thanks for sharing!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Thanks for going to the market with me! We'll go again in the summer!

Antonia said...

Hello Janean,
thank you for your compliments. You're dutch is very good! The blueware is from Salem England. The forks are silverplated but I do not know any brand. Honestly I find most of these stuff in the second-hand/recycle? shop.
Antonia

Just Breathe said...

It looks beautiful. It must have been great in person.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Looooove looking at Christmas lights!!!

Antonia said...

Dear Janean,
usually in Holland we use this little forks with two prongs for meat (for bread/lunch) and those with three prongs for pastry.
Love Antonia