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Monday, 10 December 2012

Unusual Christmas trees

The other week Gattina published a post about a modern Christmas tree in the main square in Brusselshttp:(http://gattinawritercramps.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/a-scaffolding-as-x-mas-tree-in-brussels.html) I have to say I didn't like it at all nor it seems did many others including Gattina. So I've been looking around London for different trees or street decorations and found  this tree in Covent Garden:

The tree is made up of whisky barrels. The message alongside it says:

'It's not what's under the tree that matters it is who's around it, so every year with the help of family and friends we build a 26 foot tall Christmas tree made entirely of barrels that once housed Tennessee's finest whiskey. It's our gift to the people in our hometown of Lynchburg Tennessee and now we've built one for all of you too. It's just our way of saying: "Happy Holidays" because this year the biggest gift isn't under the tree - it IS the tree.'

At least you can tell what it is supposed to be.

Linking with 'Our World Tuesday'
 

31 comments:

  1. Well, I have to admit that is a different Christmas tree!! What a fun capture for the day! I love it! Hope you have a great week! Enjoy!

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  2. Love it!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. made me smile. I totally love it. :)

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  4. I like it, very cool tree! Thanks for sharing your world today. Have a lovely week!

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  5. Neat photo ~ different ~ We have a tree made from lobster pots and it looks very festive and tastefully done ~ (A Creative Harbor) aka artmusedog and Carol ^_^

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  6. Wow! What an interesting tree! Great pic!

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  7. I am back from Egypt and just catch up in my Google reader and I found the Brussel's Christmas tree mentioned ! Please put a link to my blog if you mention my name, that's not an exception but a silent rule between bloggers.
    Anyway, I still prefer your Whisky barrel tree than our mechanical thing ! At least it shows humor ! And Christmas should also be a cheerful !

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    1. Many, many apologies Gattina. Link now in place.

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  8. That is very unique X'mas tree.

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  9. An interesting photo of a rather different Christmas tree. I must admit I would prefer a real live tree - but I guess ones that big would be hard to come by.

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  10. Rather impressive tree; I hope it has been tamper proofed. It would be tempting for a mischievous soul with nothing better to do than upset the apple cart or should I say barrel cart :-)

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  11. Yes, a unique tree indeed. I've never seen anything like it. Great find!

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  12. Not seen one like this before - at least it's different.

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  13. It is a very original christmas tree, they made a lot of work of it.

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  14. That is a LOT of beer! Just my kind of tree, much nicer than the scaffolding one. (I had to look.) :-)

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  15. I absolutely LOVE this whiskey barrel tree. So creative! Isn't it fun to find unusual things to photograph?
    Laurie

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  16. Beautiful and unusual, I like the community thought of this tree.

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  17. I like the idea of not cutting down trees and instead using other item rather than dead trees!! Wish we did not cut down trees.

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  18. Wow, I haven't seen such a unique Christmas tree? like this!! The gifts are in the barrels. On Christmas Day, do people have whiskey party under this tree? Great capture.
    keiko

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  19. I'm not about this one! And I think IRB needs to remember that the barrels are made of wood!

    There is already to strong a link between celebration and the need to drink - says he with a glass of wine in hand!

    Cheers

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  20. I definitely like this one! It's quite original.

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  21. Great christmas tree! Hopefully the barrels will be full of whisky next year and I will be there ! :)

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  22. I like the old fashioned green ones, more to my taste. :)))

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  23. Drat! Had I known you were going to post this I would have taken photos of all the "original" (read: weird!) Christmas trees that were spread around Liège when I was there last weekend! :p
    I didn't 'cause I don't usually like these "modern art" trees. Give me the real thing any day of the week! ;o)

    Still, those barrels are pretty impressive!

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