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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Local Saturday - The Annual Downtown Binghamton Historic Caroling

I spent some of last night looking at photos taken by people I know who live or work in New York City.  Such beauty - decorated store windows, office buildings, and even (yes) ships.

And then, some 180 miles away, there's downtown Binghamton, New York, where I work.

We have our own beauty here, especially on a December 21 day when it is in the 60's and the sun is shining.  It was unbelievable and the walk was a pleasure.  This just doesn't often happen on the first day of winter.

In a building built in 1904, a local insurance company has held caroling in their lobby for many years now.  This year, the caroling by their employees was yesterday.  As I entered the packed lobby, this was my view.

More close up.  The murals on the walls, I understand, date from the 1980's.  And yes, what you see on the staircase is is marble.

What a beautiful ceiling.

The singers and musicians assembled.

And sang Silver Bells.

Frosty the Snowman.

And O Christmas Tree.

Enjoy the season.

5 comments:

  1. What a great thing the employees do. I love stuff like this.

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  2. It nice to decorate the place on such durry time.

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  3. What joy! We have so few historic buildings here in Edmonton. They are pulled down to make room for new and 'better'.
    There are a couple, but it's probably only a matter of time...
    I would so love this tradition!

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  4. His tidal building are so full of details we ont see in modern architecture. That ceiling is amazing. The singers were a delight, I’m sure.

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