10 Dec, 2010 @ 21:45
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I love Christmas!

AS previously stated in my last post, I love Christmas.

The massive Christmas tree has been erected in the plaza and the city workers were busy affixing the lights yesterday afternoon.

The sunny weather of late has allowed me to wander around town and admire the decorations in storefronts.

What made it really feel like the holiday season, though, was seeing snow.

 No, it did not snow in my small town; I spent a couple days in Granada last weekend.

I am from a city in the United States that, while a larger city than Granada, has a similar atmosphere.

The college town feel is contagious and energizing – the continuous flow of young people in and out of bars, pubs and shops, and the long list of events and constant goings-on –  it’s incredible.

In addition to the sense of community that exists and the long and ancient history Granada has, the scenery is fantastic.

The Sierra Nevada is a most beautiful mountain range.

I didn’t plan ahead far enough in advance, so I didn’t get to see The Alhambra, but wandering up the hills and looking up to the mountains was worth the trip.

I’ve heard that snow is rare in Córdoba province, but it has already accumulated on the mountains, creating a winter feel perfect for getting in the holiday spirit.

My next question is: when will the street decorations with lights in them be illuminated? Is The Crisis affecting even Christmas décor?

I certainly hope not.

Karl Smallman

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