Voices from Russia

Thursday, 1 January 2015

ITAR-TASS Presents… Uncommon Holiday Trees From All Over the World

00 New Year Trees 01. Gorky Park Moscow. 01.01.15                           

New Year tree in the shape of an ice-cream cone, at Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure (TsPKiO Gorkogo) in Moscow (Federal City of Moscow. Central Federal District) RF

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00 New Year Trees 02. Tbilisi Georgia. 01.01.15

A statue of St George the all-Victorious decorated like a Christmas tree in the centre of Tbilisi (Tbilisi Capital Region) GEORGIA

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00 New Year Trees 03. Kaunas Lithuania. 01.01.15

Christmas Tree made of plastic cups in Kaunas (Kaunas City Municipality. Kaunas County) LITHUANIA

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00 New Year Trees 04. Paris France. 01.01.15

An inverted Christmas Tree in the Galeries Lafayette in Paris (Département de Paris. Région Île-de-France) FRANCE

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00 New Year Trees 05. Colombo Sri Lanka. 01.01.15

Colourful Christmas illumination in Colombo (Colombo District. Western Province) SRI LANKA

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00 New Year Trees 06. Seoul ROK. 01.01.15

21-metre-high (69-feet-high) Christmas Tree at Seoul City Hall Plaza, Seoul (Special City of Seoul) ROK

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00 New Year Trees 07. Rio de Janeiro Brazil. 01.01.15

World’s highest floating Christmas Tree in Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro State. Southeast Region) BRAZIL

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00 New Year Trees 08. Beijing PRC. 01.01.15

Installation of a New Year Tree outside a shopping mall in Beijing (Beijing Municipality) PRC

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00 New Year Trees 09. Beirut Lebanon. 01.01.15

30-metre-high (99-feet-high) Christmas Tree covered with 2,500 gold-coloured metal leaves in Byblos (Jbeil District. Mount Lebanon Governorate) LEBANON, 40 kilometres (26 miles) north of Beirut

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00 New Year Trees 10. Sydney Australia. 01.01.15

Lego Christmas Tree made of colourful interlocking toy bricks created by The Lego Group in Sydney (Sydney District) NSW AUSTRALIA

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00 New Year Trees 11. Moscow Russia. 01.01.15

New Year Tree made of colourful illuminated balls in Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure (TsPKiO Gorkogo) in Moscow RF

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00 New Year Trees 12. Islamabad Pakistan. 01.01.15

Pakistani Christian boy decorates a tree in preparation for the upcoming Christmas holiday in the slums of Islamabad (Islamabad Capital Territory) PAKISTAN

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00 New Year Trees 13. Vilnius Lithuania. 01.01.15

People stroll around a Christmas Tree in the Old City of Vilnius (Vilnius City Municipality. Vilnius County) LITHUANIA

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00 New Year Trees 14. Moscow Russia. 01.01.15

A metal New Year Tree outside of a commercial enterprise in Moscow RF

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00 New Year Trees 15. Kuala lumpur Malaysia. 01.01.15

Christmas tree near Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur (Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur) MALAYSIA

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Countries around the world start preparations for the Christmas and New Year holidays from late November. The main symbol of the celebration is the decorated tree. Although most people prefer traditional designs, some do extraordinary decorations such as ice-cream cones, Legos, plastic cups, and other uncommon ideas.

26 December 2014

ITAR-TASS

http://itar-tass.com/en/non-political/769339

Saturday, 13 November 2010

A Photo Essay. Domes: Ancient and Modern

Dome of the Reichstag

Berlin (Bundesland Berlin) GERMANY

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Dome of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo di Firenze)

Firenze (Province of Firenze. Toscana Region) ITALY

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Dome of the Hungarian Parliament Building

Budapest (Budapest County. Central Hungary Region) HUNGARY

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Domes of the St Basil Cathedral (technically, the Cathedral of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God on the Moat)

Moscow (Federal City of Moscow. Central Federal District) RF

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Ceiling Dome of the Emirates Palace Hotel

Abu Dhabi (Emirate of Abu DhabiUAE

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Dome of the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Sacred Heart)

Paris (Département de Paris. Région Île-de-France) FRANCE

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Stained Glass Dome of Galeries Lafayette

Paris (Département de Paris. Région Île-de-France) FRANCE

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Dome of the Church of San Diego

Guanajuato (Guanajuato) MEXICO

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Glass Dome in Breuninger Shopping Mall

Stuttgart (Regierungsbezirk Stuttgart. Bundesland Baden-Württemberg) GERMANY

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Dome of the Village Church

Oia on Santorini (Thira Peripheral Unit. South Aegean Periphery) GREECE

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Dome in the Fox Theatre

St Louis MO USA

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Dome of the Catedral de Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Campostela (Province of La Coruña. Autonomous Community of Galicia) SPAIN

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Dome as seen in the Reflecting Pool at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto (MART).

Rovereto (Trentino Province. Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol Region) ITALY

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Dome of Cathedral of St Sava 

Belgrade (City of Belgrade) SERBIA

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Dome of the San Jose City Hall

San Jose CA USA

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Dome of the village church

Mosta MALTA

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