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Cherished Contrasts: A Christmas Tree's Panoramic Presence

In the lobby's lively panorama, a single Christmas tree emerges as the silent sentinel of tradition. Adorned with classic ornaments, it stands in stark contrast to the modern holiday bustle surrounding it. The familiar tunes of Christmas carols are notably absent, replaced by the animated lights flickering from nearby pokies. Amidst this unconventional holiday symphony, the tree takes center stage, offering a touch of timeless charm.

What makes it stand out is the bold LCD monitor crowning its branches, displaying Sunday meal deals and promotions, embodying the intersection of tradition and contemporary marketing. This quiet convergence is a unique snapshot of a Christmas that nods to both the past and the present. In this vibrant scene, the solitary tree becomes a beacon of nostalgia, resilient against the dynamic backdrop. As it quietly asserts its presence, the unspoken message resonates: "Here's a very Merry Christmas to you all," an enduring wish that persists amidst the festive buzz.

Copyright: Gil Abadines
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11968x5984
Taken: 26/11/2023
Uploaded: 10/12/2023


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