Conceptual Christmas Trees in Bali and Timor Leste
They do Christmas trees seriously in Timor Leste. This monster was located on a roundabout in Dili. I was fortunate to capture it; the elf at the top right is not drunk, he is working out where to start in taking it down. The scale is a tribute to how the traditions of Christmas are taken. I wish I had arrived before Christmas to see it in context and lit up. Perhaps next year.
Another Dili installation, in the grounds of the Presidential palace. I am unsure whether this is seen as intended by the creator, or work/demolition in progress.
A practical do-it-yourself solution from Bali in the rounds of a restaurant. This one uses hen coops as ballast. It would have been a nice, possibly festive touch to have left the hens inside.