Thursday, December 17, 2009

Shoot-out: Dressed up for Christmas

In St. Augustine, we have an annual Christmas holiday Nights of Lights celebration. The city is lighted before December and extends into January. Many peoplke come from miles around to stroll the bayfront and enjoy the beauty.

Lights advertising the celebration are at both of the old city gates entrances.

Lightner museum is one of the main attractions, anytime, but especially during the Nights of Lights..


Many weddings and other ceremonies are held in the courtyard.

We welcome you to come and share in our celebration. As the header photo says, "Ya'll come!"

Your visit may just give you new youth and vitality.

Ride the night away in one of the horse-drawn carriages.

Thanks for visiting, and remember that Jesus Christ is the reason for the season.

18 comments:

  1. Your night photos are beautiful. What kind of camera do you have. Your technique too is good.

    merry Christmas.

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  2. Wow! That is a WOW! post. I swear I must have lingered at the Fountain of Youth - sure do feel re-vitalised!!

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  3. That camera of yours rocks over mine! Okay now that I have looked at a few posts I recant my bah humbug attitude about the wealthy are I live next too :) Beautiful and peace to you and your family!

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  4. What a great idea - the Night of Lights is! It is beautiful, I love the blue building with white lights. Very pretty.

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  5. It's like a version of Disneyland. Sparkly and joyful. Very pretty.

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  6. Wow! So beautiful, but my favorite shot is of the horse. I love horses and carriages. :)

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  7. St Augustine is splendid at night, all dressed for the season. Now, before my busy day starts, I think I'll stop off at the Fountain of Youth (though I do feel spry enough to walk the two blocks instead of drive!)

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  8. looking at all the christmas photos this week I am beginning to miss home.... can remember walking (yes walking) main street in Adrian Michigan, snow and ice or even just cold wind blowing, nose running, going in and out of the stores trying to find just the right gift... I do miss that christmas.

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  9. My GRAND~children and DIL will be spending Monday thru Thursday down in St. Augustine next week. I will tell her to be sure to check out the Night of Lights they would love it!
    Merry Christmas.

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  10. Just goes to show you don't need snow for seasonal lights to look pretty.

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  11. Beautiful. Yes it is the reason for the season. Jesus.
    QMM

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  12. That is an amazing display of lights in your town, Gordon! A very illuminating post. Thank you for sharing and for reminding everyone about the reason for the season.

    Happy Holidays, from Barry and Linda with love.

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  13. Amazing display of christmas decorations, I enjoyed looking at them.

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  14. Who would've thought St. Augustine could be any more beautiful than it already is? Thanks for showing us that it can be! Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing.

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  15. Oh Yum... is that catfish and hush puppies..been years!! Oh the museum is beautiful!! I miss all the white lights folks use in the South!! Wonderful shootout!!
    Sarah

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  16. What? Say it ain't so! I was sure to be greeted by a Christmas fish. Not one fish to be seen.

    That museum is fantastic. I could use a little Fountain of Youth. Got that Santa?

    Great photos, Gordon. And you weather looks wonderful, as usual. We missed the blunt of a storm and got a scattering of snow last night. About 40 minutes of the road, they got slammed. The bay saved us.

    I had to shoot the snow last night. I was glad it went by because I was not looking forward to shooting today. I am staying inside and sitting by the fire like an an old cat, if my cats will make room for me.

    Merry Christmas!

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  17. I love all those lights in your first few shots. Absolutely beautiful!

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