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Imagine Tacoma – Holiday Tree Relocated?
In great anticipation of the Holiday Season soon upon us, and a recent sighting of a large evergreen tree springing up outside the Pantages, imagine some alternate locations for that symbolic element of everlasting life during these forthcoming darkest and shortest days of the year:
With the Festival of Trees right next door at the Convention Center, the bLINK whizzing past, and a large empty space completely devoid of signs of life, is there a better spot for locating a large and festively lighted tree as a symbol of enduring hope?
Why not a tree located at the end of the Chihuly Bridge? Looking through the wrought iron fence would give a Charles Dicken’s overtone to the whole experience (and its strategic location can assist in funneling prospective patrons past the museum entrance).
Murray Morgan Bridge
As a symbol of ultimate resurrection?
While the existing location outside the Pantages is appropriate given the events in and around the Broadway Center in December (Nutcracker and Christmas Revels come to mind), maybe this tree could be in proper scale with the surrounding space and let other venues host the ‘big fir’ once in a while.
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