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Laurel and Hardy

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 22 December 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

A nicely decorated house in Benton Road, South Shields - think of the "leccy" bill eh?

Have you found them?

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

A power company to thank. Still it is true that Christmas is a mid-winter light into the darkness of the importing party. That's why it's great that sytytellään lights everywhere.

22 Dec 2012 5:57am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Cool shot with those pretty colors.

22 Dec 2012 5:58am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Wow!!! Isn't that expensive?? In Uk the electric current must be inexpensive....

22 Dec 2012 6:53am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5***

22 Dec 2012 8:47am

Ank from Zwolle, Netherlands

I see more than just Laurel and Hardy, I think it is a cowboy and a large ball, I guess that is decoration they have all year around? Or is that part of the Christmas decoration as well?

22 Dec 2012 9:52am

@Ank: Well spotted! Yes, many of these decorations and ornaments are in place all year round at this house.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I see their glowing eyes. A severe attack of midwinter madness here or delightful eccentricity
I trust they are run on solar power and not mains electricity :)

22 Dec 2012 10:37am

@grouser: There's a man inside riding an exercise bike to drive the dynamo!

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

He must have thighs like tree trunks

22 Dec 2012 11:00am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Lights bright colors ... the holidays of economic excesses ... and for a few extraordinary power that makes us tummy ache! Finally, the Feast of Light ... if religious celebrate Christmas ... Best regards, Adela

22 Dec 2012 11:07am

David from Avranches, France

With demon eyes. Great shot Curly very festive indeed. Wouldnt like to see their electricity bill though. Whats with the Giant ball next door.

22 Dec 2012 11:18am

jean pierre from paris, France

jolie couleurs lumineuses!!! amitiés

22 Dec 2012 11:25am

Bruno F from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Nice christmas show !!

22 Dec 2012 11:29am

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Beautiful lighting around the house, I like this! I have not seen this much decoration here in the house!:-))Haleja.

Happy weekend,my friend!

22 Dec 2012 11:39am

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Wow I watched a funny tv program last night on C4 about this, it made me smile today thanks Curly

22 Dec 2012 11:58am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Bien vu, c'est superbe, je les adore :) Bonne journée.

22 Dec 2012 1:03pm

Florence from Paris, France

I've found them yes. :-)
Lovely colorful and enlighted shop.

22 Dec 2012 1:10pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Merry christmas curly :-)

22 Dec 2012 2:27pm

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

very nice

22 Dec 2012 2:29pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

What fun decorations. Great shot.

22 Dec 2012 3:01pm

outsidersworld from everywhere, Germany

Great, these colorful lights. Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel are known to me. These two comedians brought us again and again with her, mostly curious, experiences, to laugh.

22 Dec 2012 3:06pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Excellent, I love it, it's very well seen. A beautiful night photo with the decorations, I like a lot, great shot.
Good weekend.

22 Dec 2012 3:43pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Lovely docorations, please to seeing it , happy holiday !...:-)

22 Dec 2012 4:32pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image of this lovely Christmas decorations. Excellent, Curly. :)

22 Dec 2012 4:58pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

That's a great street shot ... no street lights needed in that area, at least over the holidays.

22 Dec 2012 5:09pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Excellent, go for it...........then take them all down again.

22 Dec 2012 5:26pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice capture, although I enjoy the sentiment I resist doing similar outside our house, my better half would have it challenge the local lighthouse if I agreed !

22 Dec 2012 5:59pm

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Great shot, but I wouldn't like to live anywhere close to a house with so much outdoor lights!

22 Dec 2012 6:18pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Everyone seems to have a go at it these days, and some of them are really over the top. Lovely capture.

22 Dec 2012 7:51pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Yes, I finally spotted them! I had to stare for quite a bit.

22 Dec 2012 8:08pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Not my cup of tea I'm afraid - there are without a doubt some beautifully decorated and illuminated houses across the country but sadly they are outnumbered by all the "tacky" ones. Less is more is a good philosophy. Good frame in low light though.

22 Dec 2012 9:11pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

There's a guy who lives in a very upmarket road a couple of miles from us-He has so many lights that he decks his house with that he has a permanent 3-phase supply on the outside of his house. Loads of people come to see it. The neighbours hate it! They've tried injunctions, abuse to him, abuse to the people who visit him. They even tried to do the motorists for "curb crawling" People now go to see much abuse they are going to get as much as see the lights!!!

22 Dec 2012 9:32pm

David from Ellemford, United Kingdom


22 Dec 2012 9:56pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

There really going for it, nice one, but Laurel and Hardy

23 Dec 2012 12:15am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Very colorful! We have some streets here where the neighbors try and outdo each other with the amount of lights they have put up. It gets to be like a circus!

23 Dec 2012 1:53am

aaanouel from Heredia, Costa Rica

Lighting isn't the main part of the bill so it isn't representative, here in Costa Rica are many houses decorated that way... and much more!

23 Dec 2012 3:55am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderfully illuminated !

23 Dec 2012 4:29am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

C'est la maison du père noël fnatastique iamge et compo.

23 Dec 2012 4:43am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


23 Dec 2012 8:47am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Amazing work needed for that.

23 Dec 2012 11:40am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Wow, over the top and loads of hydro fun ! Yes, I spotted them almost right away.

23 Dec 2012 5:01pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

not sure Laurel and Hardy are your traditional Xmas icons?):-

23 Dec 2012 8:32pm

Didi from Orléans, France

Hi Curly
Very nice Christmas decorations on this house.
Well done for the lights management
Best wishes while waiting the new year
Best regards

26 Dec 2012 5:53pm

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