A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, usually an evergreen conifer such as spruce, pine or fir, traditionally associated with the celebration of Christmas. An artificial Christmas tree is an object made to resemble such a tree, usually made from polyvinyl chloride .
The tree was traditionally decorated with edibles such as apples, nuts or other foods. In the 18th century, it began to be illuminated by candles, which with electrification could also be replaced by Christmas lights. Today, there are a wide variety of traditional ornaments, such as garland, tinsel, and candy canes. An angel or star may be placed at the top of the tree to represent the angel Gabriel or the Star of Bethlehem from the Nativity.
The custom of the Christmas tree developed in early modern Germany with predecessors that can be traced to the 16th and possibly the 15th century, in which "devout Christians brought decorated trees into their homes". Christmas trees are hung in St. George's Church, Sélestat since 1521. It acquired popularity beyond Germany during the second half of the 19th century. The Christmas tree has also been known as the "Yule-tree", especially in discussions of its folkloristic origins.
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papagolf21 (89174) 2013-12-17 23:36
Bonjour, cher Costantino,
J'imagine le regard des petits et des grands en contemplant ce sapin orné de toutes ces lumières.
Une belle représentation d'un arbre (épicéa)de Noël.
L'environnement bénéficie également d'un effet festif également.
emka (84269) 2013-12-17 23:43
Nice view of the town swo beautifully decorated for Christmas. Pleasant festive mood.
Warm regrads Malgo
serp2000 (41692) 2013-12-18 0:00
Good morning, Costantino,
Excellent Christmas composition, attractive colors. Well, we have similar decorations everywhere too. Good exposure, thanks for interesting note!
Have a nice day!
abmdsudi (45706) 2013-12-18 7:15
Seasonal Lit Christmas tree! that's a lovely picture, lots of vibrant colours to enjoy and I'm amazed at the tree and the decorations added a festive feel to the occasion. Fabulous presentation. good composition and creativity, Congrats
Graal (99506) 2013-12-18 9:40
place and Christmas tree is very nice. Amazing lights and decorative elements. Good presentation.
Have a nice evening.
clic (15782) 2013-12-18 13:18
Geia sou Costantino
Quite a festive and moody picture you show today; I appreciate the perfect depiction of all those season's colors seen over darkness in a good visual balance.
Of course all those decorations are done in a purpose of marketing but nevertheless they trigger in my soul sweet memories of my childhood!
Happy Christmas season!
carlo62 (37318) 2013-12-18 15:53
la tradizione si rinnova e le luci tornano a illuminare, gli alberi tornano a essere addobbati e tutti quanti subiamo il fascino di questo momento.
Nicou (127916) 2013-12-19 0:59
quel beau sapin de noël mervielleux avec toutes ces belles lumières fantastique vue et cpatage qul rendu et vue sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (65323) 2013-12-19 5:18
On croirait voir les décorations des immeubles en Amérique du Nord. C'est tellement chargé et coloré que cela devient intéressant et fascinant. Une très belle gestion de la lumière.
fabbs99 (16813) 2013-12-19 23:14
Truly a spectacular view of the Christmas Tree.Nice image, sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition.
Great colors, good work, bravo!Perfect composition and sharpness.TFS.
mirosu (15126) 2013-12-19 23:14
You have captured beautiful Christmas tree and decoration. The lights and colors are superb, your lower angle POV perfect. Very well arranged photo.
mcmtanyel (15625) 2013-12-20 7:22
A northern European tradition in all its glory in southeastern Europe. I love the festive atmosphere created by the abundance of lights.
lousat (81138) 2013-12-20 13:58
Ciao Costantino,davvero non hanno badato a spese qui,tante luci,decorazioni e colori,ottima foto ben esposta e con eccellenti dettagli,la crisi sembra non essere passata da qui..eheh.buon weekend e complimenti,Luciano
delpeoples (54471) 2013-12-20 22:32
A beautiful seasonal photograph so full of interesting elements and textures. A difficult light to manage but a composition which is very inviting and attractive to the eye. Well done and a merry Christmas to you and your family and I wish you every happiness in 2014.
Waylim (25368) 2013-12-21 0:13
Beautiful and festive atmosphere, full of holidays mood with all the sprinkling light and colors. Beautiful like a greeting card. Thanks.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas. I'll save the New Year greeting till when it get closer.
ourania (35120) 2013-12-23 4:09
Καλημέρα Κωνσταντίνε και χρόνια πολλά!
Μια πολύ όμορφη χριστουγεννιάτικη εικόνα με το στολισμένο δέντρο να περιβάλλεται από υπέροχα πολύχρωμα φώτα σε μια ενδιαφέρουσα και δυναμική διάταξη. Το χριστουγεννιάτικο δέντρο, η πόλη και η κίνηση των ανθρώπων μας δίνουν μια εικόνα γεμάτη εορταστική ατμόσφαιρα και ζωντάνια. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλά Χριστούγεννα με υγεία, αγάπη και θαλπωρή!
SnapRJW (31625) 2013-12-23 6:58
I love to see huge trees decorated for Christmas Constantino but sadly, it is not a sight we see much in Namibia. This shows the festive decorations off very attractively as darkness is the perfect foil for the pretty lights. May you have a wonderful Christmas. Warm regards Rosemary
claudeD (34831) 2013-12-23 8:29
wonderful picture showing this amazing Xmas tree and illuminations from Greece.Perfect light managment and sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg and merry Xmas for you and your family ...
fanni (14381) 2013-12-24 2:14
Merry Christmas to you!:)
this place, which is full of festive lights, creates a joyful atmosphere :)
Very good night shot; great choice of POV!:)
warm wishes from Stockholm!
fotka (3877) 2013-12-27 5:53
Perfect shot for this time of the year. I like this night photo that look almost like it was taken during a day time because so many lights. Great pov, colors, light and sharpness.
Have a nice weekend,
ikeharel (61523) 2014-01-10 8:30
Great light management when taken this, the many bulbs lights wonderfully employed all of pic. space.
No excessive glare, means camera well set.
Joyfull illumination with the holidays spirit.
Happy new Orthdox year,
jmdias (58171) 2014-01-13 15:37
O liked these colors and the use of the lines and lights here. nice nocturne view.
- Copyright: Costantino Topas (COSTANTINO) (58775)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-07
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony, Architecture
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/25 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-17 22:41