I caught the bus from Bondi Junction down Bondi Rd. I saw this Santa inflatable atop a store. Seeing him up there in his iconic winter gear with the clear blue summer sky behind him brought home the incongruity of the festival in the southern hemisphere.
I've long thought that Christmas in Australia was kind of surreal with all the wintry imagery. But in a way that adds to the charm.
Yesterday that effect was compounded. There were just so many people all over the place. It was amazing to watch them all moving about independently as far as the eye could see. They were like a swarm of ants crawling over a picnic!
I walked down to have a closer look. I was struck by how many of them were taking selfies with smartphones. And a few had selfie sticks.
In any case it's good to know people are enjoying Christmas right across the globe in whatever way they wish. I'm glad it's still going strong. Hope you all had a good one also!