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Photo of the Day ~ Christmas 2007 (12-2007) Category ~ December 10, 2007

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Old St. Nick, Bigger Than Life
by Ron Goheen (rongo) 
Camera:
Kodak P850
Location:
Fort Wayne, Indiana
 
United States of America

Photographer Notes:
This is part of a restored holiday lighting display that dates back to 1940 when it delighted children of all ages on the side of the Wolf and Dessauer department store in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. The full Santa and sleigh pulled by 8 not-so-tiny reindeer is 155 feet long and uses over 24,000 bulbs. I'm still awestruck by the sight some 60 years after viewing it as a small child.


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Joyce Webley commented on December 10, 2007 10:01:
Great story and perfect image for Christmas, 2007! Congratulations, Ron!
Kathy Pazaryna commented on December 10, 2007 10:43:
Wonderful Capture Ron and thanks for the History on this larger than life Santa Congrats on your win today
Linn Smith commented on December 10, 2007 11:28:
Thank you for the write up on this Santa giving the image much more meaning through your description. Congratulations on your POTD win today!
Kevin L. Kitchens commented on December 10, 2007 15:12:
Nice bit of history!
Patrice Cigallio Wesa commented on December 10, 2007 16:02:
Great full screen Christmas display with a terrific history. Congratulations, Ron!
Pam Silvester commented on December 10, 2007 20:37:
Big Congrats Ron...loved the story & photo when ya posted it on the forum!!! Great Kodak colors :)
Kathy D. commented on December 11, 2007 07:50:
Congratulations Rongo. A beautiful Christmas photo, a real winner!
rongo commented on December 11, 2007 13:26:
Thanks to all for your comments (and to PV for the selection). This brought back a very special childhood memory (:
reway commented on December 14, 2007 11:10:
nice night photo Ron! somethings never age Old Saint Nick is looking better than ever :) good shooting ! posted before didn't show up


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