The most beautiful Christmas decoration that I saw in my trip was in Dublin. This is STEPHEN'S GREEN
Shopping Centre located in the heart of the most prestigious shopping area of Dublin City, where the Grafton Street begins.
Grafton Street (Irish: Sráid Grafton) is one of the two principal shopping streets in Dublin city centre, the other being Henry Street. It runs from Saint Stephen's Green in the south (at the highest point of the street) to College Green in the north (to the lowest point). In 2008, Grafton Street was the fifth most expensive main shopping street in the world, at €5,621/m²/year.
I didn't buy anything there. I couldn't buy anything anywhere because I had only hand luggage and it was full what was allowed. So I had no temptations:). But we went there for nice supper with former TE-Member, Darek Gruszka.
The ceiling, I couldn't decide what to post as the main photo. What do you think?
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parvatibb (1377) 2013-12-22 0:56
A photo that is full of xmas mood! I like the the ceiling version more cause I could see the details better, especially the huge clock. Count back for Wednesday I guess :)
have a nice Sunday
warm wishes from bb
Romano46 (16580) 2013-12-22 1:33
in questa foto c'è il trionfo dell'oro e delle sfumature più o meno intense.
Quelòlo che colpisce a primo impatto è il colore, ma osservando il soggetto è notevole anche la bellezza della composizione per la particolarità della simmetria e per come hai saputo riempire il fotogramma con una infinità di decorazioni.
Una foto ricca di oggetti e di colori e che proprio per questo motivo piace molto.
Ciao e buona domenica
snunney (79973) 2013-12-22 2:33
Always feels good not to allow yourself to be tempted in a shopping emporium like this:-) I also have a picture of the inside of this shopping centre taken some years ago on slide film. A very impressive place especially with the Xmas decorations, which were not there when I was there. I like the deep perspective accentuated by the hanging streamers and the warm light and colours. A well exposed image with good sharpness.
ktanska (24254) 2013-12-22 2:34
Wonderful view of a mall with huge Christmas decorations. Framing is excellent, as it shows those big golden spheres symmetrically along the edges. And this rises above the commercialism which obviously is present down there. I think this give a better overall view than the WS.
timecapturer (45587) 2013-12-22 3:01
have to agree these Christmas decorations do look amazing. You have captured them so effectively and this image epitomises the season so succinctly. Wonderful! Out of the two I prefer the ceiling shot, it has more going on and an almost Jules Verne feel about it.
Enjoy your Sunday - B.
josepmarin (57571) 2013-12-22 5:16
this deep perspective inside the shopping centre with the nice lighting and decoration of Christmas, creates a very efficient composition, very rich graphically, and which offers us the mood of this beautiful holidays.
A great work.
Merry Christmas to you and to your family.
Sergiom (55215) 2013-12-22 6:19
Je dois avouer que si j'étais le propriétaire de ce centre d'achats, je serais très inquiet car il n'y a pas grand monde qui magasine. J'aime beaucoup le point de vue qui se glisse entre les grosses boules dorées.
Noel_Byrne (21372) 2013-12-22 7:19
Wow :) I know this place quite well, I go there a couple of times a year for photos (like you, I do not buy things there either), as the theme of the place changes a lot. Last time I went, there was blue everywhere promoting the smurfs :)
This looks incredible with the Christmas golds and decorations, better than I have ever seen it look before. My personal preference is the shot with the clock, as I love that clock, but they are both very magical and very beautiful. I may have to go here over Christmas holidays and try to capture one half as good as these!
Thanks for the share and the inspiration!
rychem (19971) 2013-12-22 8:28
Ho, ho, rzeczywiscie jestem pod wrażeniem, super zdjęcie, super dekoracja
pozdrawiam i Wesołych Świąt
marabu61 (7443) 2013-12-22 10:34
Beautifully decorated shopping mall indeed. But I like the old style architecture of the staircases as well. The two big golden christmas balls in the foreground are framing the scene perfectly.
have a great week
carlo62 (28305) 2013-12-22 11:37
uno scenario alla Goldfinger....., ma perfetto per il clima natalizio.
Bella inquadratura e ottima prospettiva è impressionante osservare tutti i particolari.
holmertz (37589) 2013-12-22 12:10
I just couldn't make this out from the thumbnail. Maybe I was confused by the original Christmas decorations. Even looking at the regular size photo I had to adjust my eyes to tell the decorations from the architecture. They have certainly managed to make the two harmonize in colours and style quite tastefully. I understand that you found this beautiful.
Personally I am never tempted to go shopping no matter what kind of luggage I am carrying :-). The last souvenirs I bought were a couple of bottles of Albanian brandy a few years ago. They fit very nicely into my suitcase.
cornejo (28471) 2013-12-22 12:23
Witaj Malgo very good photograph of this beautiful hypermarket, beautifully captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, nice color and light. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
PaulVDV (20699) 2013-12-22 13:39
This is a very beautiful picture but the one in the workshop is simply wonderful: What a ceiling! Wow!
Both photos have a good depth and rich golden tones.
I like your chosen POV for the one in the workshop and the excellent combination of Christmas decorations and stunning architecture.
Merry Christmas and a very enjoyable end of the year,
jjcordier (73640) 2013-12-22 22:44
Les deux photos de cet intérieur de centre commercial sont aussi belles l'une que l'autre. Tu pourrais même en faire un stich pour obtenir une vision complète en grand format.
Amicalement et bonnes fêtes de fin d'année.
COSTANTINO (51850) 2013-12-22 23:09
another beautiful Chsristmas shot
according to your useful notes
is the most beautiful Christmas
necessary shot to change our
mood and our feelings these days
have a nice new week
saxo042 (36918) 2013-12-23 0:08
An interesting interior architecture and a very well colour harmonized picture. Many details to enjoy here, with all these decorations.
mkamionka (29375) 2013-12-23 0:25
bardziej mi sie chyba podoba zdjecie w workshopie.
Ciekawe ze udalo Ci sie nadac temu taka zlota poswiate. Pamietam dobrze to miejsce poniewaz przechodzilem tedy w drodze do pracy codziennie przez trzy lata i wiem ze te wszystkie elementy sa biale, a tu ma sie poczucie zlota i przepychu :) Tak to jest ze widzac cos na co dzien - pewne rzeczy traca nieco na uroku...
Tak mi sie teraz wydaje ze z Darkiem sotkalismy sie pierwszy raz wlasnie tutaj. A moze mi sie wydaje...
Bardzo atrakcyjna prezentacja i nadaje sie dobrze do serii fotografii o swietach. Ja jak zwykle zawiodlem pokazujac zwyczajny krajobraz -zadnej szopki ani nic takiego :)
delpeoples (52729) 2013-12-23 23:16
Cara Itchy Feet
This is such a beautiful golden, warm composition. The warm tones are so welcoming and cosy. The symmetry is impeccable, as is the light management. Wonderful details and such an exquisite subject. Thanks for sharing and I wish you and your family are happy itchy Feet Christmas.
Warmest wishes and hugs
gus72 (3719) 2013-12-27 17:14
Witaj Malgo !!
I had a look at the ceiling...... and from a photographic point of view...... it is the better photo.
anyway..... it is all very nice to me...... gold colour is nice to the eye.
I hope you have a fabulous 2014.