I left home around 4:30 pm. It had been grey and gloomy all day, and now darkness was beginning to fall,too. The house above is one I pass on the way, and I noticed they too had started their decorations. (I'll be putting my own window stars and candles up in the week to come.)
A new set of lights in a tree nearby there were turned on.
Blurry photo of the crowd following the band towards the square... I decided to linger behind and take a little detour along side streets for more photos instead of getting caught up in the crowd.
Catching up with the crowd in the square
Tree in the park across the river
Decorations on the bridge across the river to the park
Looking back at the shopping mall from the other side of the river
I left the bright lights of the city behind, and took the bus back home.