Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy holidays

Residual religious training leaves me somewhere between agnostic and atheist, but I like religious architecture such as cathedrals and stained glass windows. I certainly believe that you can be ethical through humanism, without having to rely upon religion-based moral and ethical systems. Be that as it may, Christmas trees and holiday displays can be attractive.

Some of these images are from the Internet. The tree and the train display are at Union Station. The creche photo is from Massachusetts Avenue in SE Capitol Hill DC. The ice skating rink is in Silver Spring. The Schwinn Bell Choir will give you downloads of holiday songs produced with bicycle bells. I wish I could have photoshopped the "Give" poster (at Borders) to read spend. The house with the Christmas decorations is down the street.

Happy holidays!



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