O Christmas Trees



A Christmas tree grows in Brooklyn.

What's a Trippy?

It's a short visual trip to places of architectural or design importance.

Where are we going?

We're going all around the world to look for great, classic, important Christmas trees.

What's to see?

Beautiful public squares, colorful lights, civic pride, and holiday spirit, sometimes with a heaping side order of schmaltz. The debate rages on about whether or not it's right to cut down a huge evergreen tree, but just ask Christmas tree farmers, and they'll tell you how their cash crop is a renewable, fast-growing resource. We must admit that we've never smelled anything quite so refreshing and nostalgic as a fresh-cut pine tree. Happy holidays!


Lovely tree and public square in Bad Reichenhall, Germany.


Rio de Janeiro combined this public tree with a fireworks-filled sky.


All decked out in Amsterdam.


Calgary's Olympic Plaza and city hall are alight with lovely holiday trees.


Bustling passage in The Hague, Netherlands, with holidays halls.


All-white tree and angels in 1954's Rockefeller Center, NYC.


The holidays are merry at Faneuil Hall in Boston.

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