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new Christmas lighting at Bahnhofstrasse Zürich

I yesterday evening saw the new Christmas lighting at Bahnhofstrasse Zürich. It is really nice

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Re: new Christmas lighting at Bahnhofstrasse Zürich

I saw it too, at midnight, strangely it was flashing on and off like a strobe, quite strange.
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Is it already on? I'm sure I'll love Lucy ;-)
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Is it already on? I'm sure I'll love Lucy ;-)
Yesterday it was fully on at 8pm, but got shut down at 11pm, and then apparently re-started. Heard that it is the test-phase until next Wednesday, and then will officially be started on Thursday.
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Re: new Christmas lighting at Bahnhofstrasse Zürich

A few years ago I saw the Bahnhofstrasse lighting almost exactly the same as this and was told it was for the last time, as they were going to "modernise" their decorations. Apparently the change didn't go down well, so they decided to go back to the old-style which I have to say IS better!
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Re: new Christmas lighting at Bahnhofstrasse Zürich

When I visited Zürich in December last year, my Swiss friend was so ashamed of the decorations that he refused to take me to Bahnhofstrasse.
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Re: new Christmas lighting at Bahnhofstrasse Zürich

I understand why the last ones were not universally popular. I guess they were a bit radical and modern for some.

I actually liked them, partly for the technological aspects. I am equally looking forward to seeing the new ones at Christmas. They seem to be a good combination of modern and traditional.

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Re: new Christmas lighting at Bahnhofstrasse Zürich

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A few years ago I saw the Bahnhofstrasse lighting almost exactly the same as this and was told it was for the last time, as they were going to "modernise" their decorations. Apparently the change didn't go down well, so they decided to go back to the old-style which I have to say IS better!
Yea that's what my coworkers told me... people were really turned off by the new lighting!
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Yesterday it was fully on at 8pm, but got shut down at 11pm, and then apparently re-started. Heard that it is the test-phase until next Wednesday, and then will officially be started on Thursday.
So Thursday the 25th is the actual lighting ceremony? Has anyone attended? Is it worth going? Thanks!
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Re: new Christmas lighting at Bahnhofstrasse Zürich

Personally, I did not really enjoy the lights from recent years. I am not a huge fan of the modern and thought that the lighting lost a lot of its charm when they decided to modernize it. I am looking forward to seeing the new lights. Thanks for letting me know that they are already up. I have not been to the official ceremony before, but am hoping to make it next week.
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I thought the old 'new' ones were a great concept & would've grown to be loved if some clown hadn't decided to make the colour of them cold blue.

If the'yd been a warmer colour they would have gone down a lot better.

Anyway, as for being ashamed of them, nothing can ever stoop as low or shameful as London's Tango soft drink sponsored ones in the late 90's - All down Regent St: "'Tis The Season To Be Tango'd"

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