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Music box basilica

Music box basilica

We had returned to the Christmas market at the basilica to see it with the church lit up at night. I was busy photographing it, when suddenly the bells tolled and the lights went out. We couldn't believe they would turn off the lights with the market in full swing and all those people there. Then, they started a light show on part of the facade accompanied by music. Turns out that every time the bells tolled, the same thing would happen, so twice an hour light shows all evening long.

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globalgadabout24-Dec-2012 16:24
a vibrant scene so expertly captured...V
Range View 23-Dec-2012 22:02
A beautiful festive night scene. V
Best wishes Helen and Tim for a wonderful Christmas and a special hello to Sahraa!
Barbara and David
Yiannis Pavlis10-Dec-2012 20:35
This is great Helen..What a beautiful shot.V
Sandy Rich10-Dec-2012 17:37
Great shot and what fun.
rousselziak10-Dec-2012 14:46
Beautiful capture ! -V-
burtmann10-Dec-2012 12:41
Excellent work Helen. V
Martin Lamoon10-Dec-2012 06:01
Looks amazing. Great scene Helen. v
Mairéad10-Dec-2012 00:03
A spectacular image and what a treat. V
janescottcumming09-Dec-2012 23:04
That sounds like fun. An excellent image. V
bill friedlander09-Dec-2012 22:20
A tack sharp view of this galactic display of lights! Must have been thrilling to witness. V
Karen Stuebing09-Dec-2012 22:20
What a spectacular light show and image. Your image makes it possible for all of us to see this wondrous event. V.
Jean Chiasson09-Dec-2012 21:58
Great night image colors Helen vote
John Hamers09-Dec-2012 21:54
Very beautiful composed image. seems like it was amazing light show !!V
Marisa D.L.09-Dec-2012 21:34
The composition is very effective in this picture. The Christmas tree is well placed in the centre, even though against all possible photographic rules, because it’s balanced by the round composition of lights garlands. The light show on the façade is so clean and well captured too
MarcViskens09-Dec-2012 20:15
very beautiful composed Helen
Zoltán Balogh09-Dec-2012 19:15
This is so beautiful! V
Bill Miller09-Dec-2012 19:07
What a glorious light show, makes for lovely festive show.
Colin Storey09-Dec-2012 19:07
Fantastic image of this impressive light display. v
Gary A. Rich (GRainelev)09-Dec-2012 17:49
Helen, this image really knocks off my socks. Everything works well. I love the colors. Well seen. V.
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography09-Dec-2012 16:33
Excellent and very nice image, Voted.
Tom LeRoy09-Dec-2012 15:32
Really a fantastic display, great shot, Helen. V
joseantonio09-Dec-2012 15:23
Amazing effect of those lights.V.
Stephanie09-Dec-2012 14:06
Wow!!!! This is magical!!! V
Bet it was scary to have the lights go out! Did Tim get any video of the light show?