12.02.2013

KIMMER'S FAVORITE 4: WORLD'S BIGGEST CHRISTMAS TREES


CHRISTMAS TREE OF UMBRIA
The Mount Ingino Christmas "Tree" in Italy actually consists of many little trees. Every year, the slopes of Mount Ingino are outfitted with more than 3,000 lights and at night, they glow in the shape of one big (2,130 ft high and 350 meters wide, to be exact) tree.

The biggest Christmas tree display in the world rises up the slopes of Monte Ingino near Gubbio, in Italy’s Umbria region. Each year, on December 7 (Immaculate Conception Eve) the Christmas tree is lit up by the Pope!

This amazing display rises from the last stone houses of Gubbio up to the basilica of S. Ubaldo, the patron saint of the town. More than 500 lights, connected by 40,000 feet of wire comprise this amazing display.


MURANO GLASS CHRISTMAS TREE
Murano Glass Christmas Tree in Venice Italy. This glass tree is 8.5m tall and 3m wide weighing in at 3 tons which makes it the world’s largest glass blown tree. It was made by local glass blowers out of 1000 glass tubes and 2000 metal rods.
 
US CAPITAL CHRISTMAS TREE
The Capitol Christmas tree in Washington, D.C., is decorated with 3,000 ornaments that are the handiwork of U.S. schoolchildren. Encircling evergreens in the ‘Pathway of Peace’ represent the 50 U.S. states.


 LAFAYETTE GALLERY IN PARIS
Galeries Lafayette in Paris, even the Christmas trees are chic. With its monumental, baroque dome, plus 10 stories of lights and high fashion, it’s no surprise this show-stopping department store draws more visitors than the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower

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