I'm not sure whether tnchick meant it to be so but as it so happened, I found this week's Photo Hunt theme to lend itself well to being festive- as well as light-themed. In any event, from my ever-growing digital photo archive, here's one photo taken during a very local -- we're talking neighborhood, not even single territory or regional culture! -- festive celebration and another that got me thinking of Christmas (a day which is fast approaching as I write this!).
More specifically, the abstract -- and artsy? -- looking top photo actually is a blurred shot of the head of the 67 meter long -- and really quite spectacular! -- Tai Hang fire dragon that's made up of thousands of burning as well as lighted incense sticks plus stalks of dry straw and pearl grass as it quickly passed by me this past September.
As for the bottom photo: I took that early one evening in Macau, before it got really dark but after the lights went on, and it's of St Dominic's Church, a religious establishment with a violent past but also a beautiful building whose main entrance is on the former Portuguese enclave's very picturesque Senado Square.
On a more mundane note: I will shortly be going off for a bit somewhere where I won't have regular internet access. So I hope that my fellow Photo Hunters will understand if this week, I don't visit as promptly, etc. as usual. Also, yes, I do hope to be back to my more usual ways next time around! And in the meantime, here's wishing everyone (else) who'll be having it "Happy holidays"! :)