River of Lights!!!

Ciao Readers! Happy Festivus!

So, while I have one more Italy blog in me (“Siena’s 500+ year-old Palio: violent horse race or community therapy?”), it’s going to take some research and be a little heady, and after the melancholy note on which I left my last post, I thought I’d share some holiday cheer….

Tonight we went to the River of Lights, a ginormous light display throughout the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens.  The display has over 500 sculptures and millions of bulbs, requiring workers to start setting it up in early October (using over 90,000 zip-ties)! Next to the Balloon Fiesta, I think it’s my most favorite (non-edible) thing about Albuquerque.  So, instead of blather on about it, I’ll share it as best I can (notice one of the quirky new additions, a UFO over the corn field):

 

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  1. Faith lewis

     /  November 29, 2017

    Looks a lot like our Houston Zoo lighting!

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    • Oooo, now I want to see that, too! I always remember some neighborhood in Houston where every house on every street was decorated and each street had a theme – snowmen, angels, etc.

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  2. Stunning. Does the fly disappear when the salamander tongue lashes out?? And please tell Steve to step away from that spider web… It’s creepy.

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