David Jones

Christmas in Sydney : Lingering Look at Windows

David Jones is an institution in Sydney.  It is not only Australia’s oldest department store, but also the oldest department store in the world still trading under its original name. It is fondly known as DJ’s by the locals.

It has traded for 175 years and a very special tradition is the decorating of the Christmas windows each year. Of course we had to see them, so I would like to share with you the wonder and joy of the children, and the adults, as they crowd around to gaze at this beautiful display.

David Jones Christmas windows

All ages enjoy the display

All ages enjoy the display

But it is especially the children that love most

But it is especially the children that love it most

David Jones Christmas windows

It is difficult to capture photos because of the reflections. They are also animated and in this window they are busily preparing Christmas dinner.

David Jones Christmas windows

David Jones Christmas windows

A choir sings Christmas carols

A choir sings Christmas carols

This boy captures his own special moment

This boy captures his own special moment

 

This is a street scene from the 1920's all the figures busily moving around

This is a street scene from the 1920’s all the figures busily moving around

It had to have Santa busily preparing parcels

It had to have Santa busily preparing parcels

Finally a beautiful ballroom scene with the dancers twirling around

Finally a beautiful ballroom scene with the dancers twirling around

I would like to wish all my friends and followers in this marvellous WordPress community a very happy Christmas.

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A special thank you and best wishes to Dawn of “The day after” for giving us this weekly challenge. Take a look at her blog and maybe you would like to join in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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