Let there be lights / Que haya luces

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The Christmas tree and other decorations on our plaza went up some weeks ago and were officially lit Friday night along with the other lights in town. Málaga’s lights were lit Saturday. I hope to pay a visit one afternoon this week. I’m thinking of filing a complaint with the city because this year’s Christmas tree has been located differently and is no longer fully visible from San Geraldo’s office nor from the side terrace. I had to go out in the hall to get a complete view. I then had to walk all the way downstairs in last night’s chill to get better photos. It was 15˚C / 59˚F. I wore a jacket. As long as I was outside in my long pants, I did a quick trip around the neighborhood.

I’ve ended with four Sunday sunrise photos. This morning’s sunrise was cloudless and still a brilliant orange. But I went back to bed. The wind is howling this morning and, although it’s sunny and clear, the temperature is only supposed to reach around 19˚C / 66˚F today. It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.

Our Thanksgiving dinner with Luke and Beckett (and Kathleen and Pedro) has been resheduled for this evening, which means I might have to make myself presentable. The beard needs taming. The neck and cheeks (the upper ones) need shaving. And I think a shower is in order.


El árbol de Navidad y otras decoraciones en nuestra plaza se colocaron hace algunas semanas y se encendieron oficialmente el viernes por la noche junto con las otras luces de la ciudad. Las luces del Málaga se encendieron el sábado. Espero hacer una visita una tarde de esta semana. Estoy pensando en presentar una queja ante la ciudad porque el árbol de Navidad de este año se ha ubicado de manera diferente y ya no se ve completamente desde la oficina de San Geraldo ni desde la terraza lateral. Tuve que salir al pasillo para tener una vista completa. Luego tuve que bajar las escaleras con el frío de la noche anterior para obtener mejores fotos. Hacía 15˚C / 59˚F. Yo llevaba una chaqueta. Mientras estaba afuera con mis pantalones largos, hice un viaje rápido por el vecindario.

He terminado con cuatro fotos del amanecer del domingo. El amanecer de esta mañana estaba despejado y todavía era de un naranja brillante. Pero volví a la cama. El viento aúlla esta mañana y, aunque está soleado y despejado, se supone que la temperatura alcanzará los 19 ˚C / 66 ˚F hoy. Está empezando a parecerse mucho a la Navidad.

Nuestra cena de Acción de Gracias con Luke y Beckett (y Kathleen y Pedro) ha sido reprogramada para esta noche, lo que significa que quizás deba ponerme presentable. La barba necesita doma. El cuello y las mejillas (las superiores) necesitan afeitarse. Y creo que una ducha está en orden.

• From the terrace.
• De la terrazza.
• From the hall.
• Del pasillo.

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Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

36 thoughts on “Let there be lights / Que haya luces”

  1. Between you and another blogger friend of mine, you’ll have me getting in the mood to decorate for Christmas earlier than normal. I always think your town looks very pretty at Christmas. 59° f? Heavens we’re going into December and we have very much the same temps during the day and at night right here now. There’s been some downright cold days, there’s been more warmer than seasonal days than not. When it only drops to 49 at night in December that’s very mild. For us here anyway. They’re predicting temperatures to hit almost 60° this weekend.

    1. Our unseasonably warm spell has broken, more’s the pity – temperatures are dropping and the forecast is for 3-4C/37-38F overnight on the weekend. On the whole, I’d rather be in Spain! Jx

    2. Mistress Borghese:
      Decorations went up in October. Argh. 49? ALMOST 60? SG would never leave the house.

    1. Bob:
      I haven’t thought of that show in ages. Now I need to find out what happened to Ty Pennington.

  2. You poor thing – having to go down some steps – how dare they make you have to make such efforts to show us the tree – do they have it out for you?

    1. sillygirl:
      Appalling, isn’t it? Next thing you know, they’ll move the Mediterranean Sea.

    1. Shirley:
      But, even if it means putting on a scarf (I wear one when the temp drops below 65), I’ll still go out for you.

      1. sillygirl:
        You have to be tough to live in a climate like this. Sometimes I walk around chanting “I’m a lumberjack and I’m OK.”

  3. How DARE they without consulting you first!! lol
    The sunrise hasn’t moved one little bit though. Wonderful!

  4. The white light blossoming trees are beautiful! Malaga has put on a very nice light display, though why so many fish on the main tree — is the theme “Merry Fishmas”?

    1. Tundra Bunny:
      These are just Fuengirola lights. Málagas are incredible and we’ll see them soon. I wondered if the fish were the ones that were turned into bread, but the tree is filled with bubbles, too.

  5. Oh, this is great timing for me — I’m easing my kids back into school (after a nice, long Thanksgiving break), with Christmas lights and decorations around Spanish-speaking places. Thanks! You’ll be on display tomorrow!

    1. Damselfly:
      Well, thanks so much for visiting and commenting. More gorgeous photos to come from Málaga one day soon.

  6. You just have to knock out the wall and take the space as your own. It is all the fault of the city so no planning commission so just build away. Love all the lights and the tree is wonderful.
    cheers !

  7. Well you just need to knock the wall out and take that space for his office. No worries on the city planning commission because it was the cities fault that this happened.
    I love the tree quite wonderful as all the other ones are.
    cheers !

    1. Parsnip:
      It’s not a wall. It’s the 12-story building next door. I don’t think the neighbors would appreciate being knocked out.

  8. Well, at least you can still see HALF of it from the terrace. That’s not so terrible! But yeah, hopefully they can shift it back to its previous location next year. 🙂

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