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The Christmas tree downtown

Christmas tree

I took several pictures of the Christmas tree in downtown St. Paul. I missed the tree lighting this year. Christmas was relocated this year. The tree is usually in Rice park but the park is undergoing a major renovation. 

This year’s tree is at Landmark Plaza on St. Peter street which is on the other side of Landmark Center. It wasn’t hard to find. 

It wasn’t until I had taken a bunch of pictures and was halfway home that I noticed my lens was set to manual focus. That would have worked out fine if I had manually focused. \

Rice Park Holiday lights

Lights - Rice Park

Rice Park Holiday lights

The lights look the best in the snow. I’ll likely go back when there is some snow on the ground and take some more pictures.  Rice Park is in downtown St. Paul and is the center of several events including the Winter Carnival which is held in January. 

Tree lighting Rice Park

Rice Park Tree lighting

Rice Park Tree lighting

Usually Rice park lights get turned on after thanksgiving but not this year. They lit it all up last weekend and I missed it. I am just guessing that the tree lighting and fireworks looked just like they did when I took this photo in 2014. The photos I have taken in Rice Park over the years are my most stolen photographs.

Urban park

Rice Park

Daylight – Rice Park

I like to photograph the holiday lights when there is some light in the sky. Daylight gives it all context and we can see the beautiful urban setting that Rice Park is in the center of the the gorgeous trees. However . . am not a fan of the brightly colored trash cans and all the signs but they are also a part of city life.