January 24th, 2021

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Rockin' around the Christmas tree, have a happy holiday

OK, so, a simple day here with more Christmas tree pictures and I hope that I've got that duplicate Andy Warhol Tree problem from yesterday fixed.

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Looking down that decorated stairwell.


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And here we're in the uppermost level and the ballroom and whatnot. Here's an Edison record player.


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And in the upper corner of the ceiling? It's ... an industrial coffee percolator? I don't know.


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Look at that, though, just jars full of music. Also a boombox.


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More of the ballroom. There's some really high-concept Christmas trees here.


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Looking out to the south, over the Grand River. (If you see a river in mid-Michigan it's probably the Grand River, which writhes all over the state like someone dropped their earbuds on the map.)


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See what I mean about the high-concept trees? This one's titled ``Movin' On Up''.


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And here's the tree put up by the Fenner Nature Center, ``Tidings of Comfort and Joy''.


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Stuffed animal dinner over by a different stepladder tree.


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An extremely rainbow multicolored tree.


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Striking paper-cut tree put together by the theater group scheduled to put on Into The Woods in early 2020.


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``In Memory And In Hope'', put up by the Lansing Area AIDS Network.


Trivia: The 1929 lease by which John D Rockefeller Jr licensed the property on which Rockefeller Center would be built paid Columbia University $3.6 million per year for the land, but would be entitled to all the income produced by the land, which for 1928 was about $300,000, from some 228 buildings. Source: Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center, Daniel Okrent.

Currently Reading: The Great Delusion: A Mad Inventor, Death in the Tropics, and the Utopian Origins of Economic Growth, Steven Stoll.