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Old Dec 30, 2008, 6:02 PM   #1
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This is a house down by my aunt's. I would not want to see their electric bill for the month.

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Old Dec 31, 2008, 7:07 AM   #2
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I agree, lots of electricity there. Nicely done in those low light conditions! Did you use a tripod?
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 7:24 AM   #3
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It seems every neighborhood has a house like this. We call ours the Mexican Brothel.
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 8:39 AM   #4
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Thanks. No tripod. Handheld and taken with my 18-55 lens on the K20D.

Yep, there are some up by my house, too. Just keep not getting them.

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Old Dec 31, 2008, 9:28 AM   #5
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I can't help but think of Julia Louis Dreyfuss and her boyfriend, blinded when Clark finally gets the lights to work in "Christmas Vacation." :lol:

Nicely photographed.

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Nicely done!!

We have a house down the street aways that I used to think was a little "overboard" but now I'm not so sure!!!!

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Old Dec 31, 2008, 8:23 PM   #7
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Yes. I don't see too many other places they could put lights up. I wonder what the neighbors think of it all. They probably don't need to turn the lights on in their own houses.

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Old Dec 31, 2008, 9:05 PM   #8
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There are quite a few places like this in the Portland area. There is a location in northwest Portland where there is a historic Victorian mansion. It is known as the Queen Anne Victorian Mansion and is now used for parties and receptions. The two-story mansion is surrounded by about a dozen huge Oak or Cottonwood trees. These trees are covered with thousands of lights...EACH! The lights are left up year around but only lit for Christmas and special occasions. For Christmas, they start testing the lights about a month in advance to make sure everything is working.

Do to the worst winter storm in 32 years in the Portland area, I was not able to get out and photograph any light displays this year. Maybe next year...

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