Christmas in July

“Christmas isn’t a Season, it’s a Feeling.” – Edna Ferber

No better country to celebrate “Christmas in July” than in Australia. Growing up, although I was born and raised in the Philippines, my idea of Christmas is snow covered rooftops, reindeers and Santa Claus. But here I am, in Australia and Christmas is Beach hats, sunnies and Santa wearing printed shorts.

This is a building in Melbourne CBD which is the former General Post Office of Victoria, known as the GPO. It is now a shopping centre and before pandemic was a bustling area with cafes, shops and buskers on its doorsteps. I have taken photos of this location at different times with different lighting at different occasions and I think the best one of them is the one with the Yuletide decor.

This is for BeckyB’s July Squares Challenge – SquarePerspectives – Christmas in July

 

22 Comments Add yours

  1. BeckyB says:

    Doesn’t it look splendid in its Yuletide decor 😀

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    1. Teresa says:

      I think so too! Thanks Becky.

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  2. Love the point of view and the architecture and those beautiful flowers.

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  3. Alison says:

    Beautiful ..I love that building
    Missing my visits to Melbourne

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Alison. Maybe soon you can come and visit again.

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      1. Alison says:

        Definitely once the borders are open

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  4. Tom says:

    Nicely decorated, Teresa. Even without them, the place looks grand!

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    1. Teresa says:

      True and thanks Tom.

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  5. We did a christmas in July dinner in South Africa always.. Cold and Christmas go together..

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    1. Teresa says:

      True 👍🏼

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  6. Lisa Coleman says:

    Love the Christmas in July theme here! Very festive! Like you, I see Christmas of snow, reindeers and Santa Claus bustling in his thick red suit. Florida is much the same. Santa is riding a wave on his surfboard in Bermuda shorts with “Wipeout” playing in the background. Later, he is sitting at a pub with a fruity drink in his hand featuring a little umbrella! 🙂

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    1. Teresa says:

      Haha wonderful description of Santa 🎅

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  7. lolaWi says:

    love beautiful Christmas decor! 🙂

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    1. Teresa says:

      Very festive, that’s how I like it.

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  8. Lovely images Teresa! And yes, I agree, Christmas is all about snow and twinkling lights.

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    1. Teresa says:

      True isn’t it.

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  9. arlene says:

    Lovely place and I love those Christmas decor too. Christmas in July, why not?

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    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, why not!

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  10. I agree with you, Teresa. Why not have Christmas in July. I think Australia should have Christmas any time you want to! Your photos are splendid!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Miriam.

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      1. You’re welcome, Teresa.

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