Sunday, December 5, 2010

'Tis the season

As proof that the winter holidays are approaching, here is the Christmas tree in downtown Portland.

Isn't it pretty.

Every year a tree is placed and decorated in Pioneer Courthouse Square, which is sort of the living room of Portland. There is also a tree lighting ceremony each year.

This year there was a bit of excitement when a teenage would-be terrorist tried to set off a car bomb to kill as many people as possible. Fortunately the FBI were on top of it and nobody was hurt.

And now, there is an ale celebration at the Square. That's why there are so many tents such that you can't see the bottom portion of the tree in the above picture.

Below is a picture of it before the tents were placed (and before it was decorated) so you can get an idea of its exact size.


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Debra She Who Seeks said...

Jeez, glad no one was hurt by the would-be bomber!

Sarita Rucker said...

So am I. No one was in any actual danger, since the "bomb" was a dud supplied to the would-be bomber by the FBI...some people don't like how the FBI handled it, but this way they've got a solid case against him, which I think is good.