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.


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

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

  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!

  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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