It’s that time of year when lights appear all over town. So far I’ve seen Crale House, Peacock Lane and the Christmas Ships. This year I made it to the zoo for its display. I was too busy gawking to take many photos.
Although there were some themed lights like the nativity and Christmas trees, most of the lights were animals or lights densely placed on tree trunks and branches. At one point we walked through a tunnel of lights so solid as to be almost disorienting.
At the beginning I was intrigued by the snake.
One of the few snakes that looks harmless.
Midway a group of animals and trees
These alternated, flashing on and off to the rhythm of music. Timing the camera to the scene was difficult. I missed the two bright pink hippos and a bright green alligator. It would have taken video to do it justice.
And near the end, a dragon.
Other effects, impossible to catch in photograph, were an eagle appearing to be flying and a peacock opening and closing its tail feathers. Some children identified another exhibit as scenes from Wicked.
There are two ways to view it walking the marked path or by train. I’ve been told each is quite a different experience, so I may have to visit again.