Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Global Winter Wonderland

For our date night out with Ben and Beverly we went to dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant and then to Global Winter Wonderland. I had been looking forward to this event for awhile and so I was thrilled when they agreed to go with us.

This is the first year that it has been here in the Bay area (maybe the last???) and I really enjoyed it because I am big on Christmas lights and world traveling so this was a brilliant combination. It was interesting because it was originally from China so they had all of the descriptions in English and Chinese, as well as many landmarks from China.

Dragon Boat

Love the intricate details on this piece

My personal favorite, and one that I have been to, was the Temple of Heaven.

This truly was a GLOBAL Winter Wonderland as how many places can you be where you can have the Statue of Liberty, Golden Gate Bridge, St. Basil's Cathedral, and the Eiffel Tower all in one shot. The only other place that even comes close to this is the Strip in Las Vegas.

Close up of the Eiffel Tower with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background

Also spectacular was the Taj Mahal (still on my list of places to visit)

and Chichen Itza

and the iconic windmills of the Netherlands, reminding me of my visit to Kinderdijk

They also had a forest, where the tops of the trees are made out of plastic bottles, and

and a beautiful vase.

Adding to the whole ambiance were several lighted archways we could walk under

Many thanks to the grandparents for watching the babies for us!


Brooke said...

Wow! That looks amazing - and how lucky to have family in town to babysit! So glad you got to see it. By the way - Jane looks beautiful in every picture, as do you!

Petertammenson said...

Oh, that is the coolest display of Xmas lights ever! So classy!