Singing like a caged bird

Saturday, December 04, 2004


The first Thursday in December is designated as the "Victorian Walk" in Saratoga Springs. The main street is blocked off for cars and the crowds gather. The Downtown merchants have their shops open and provide free cider and snacks of holiday goodies to the public. The street is decked out in lights and Christmas greens.

white lights city hall windows


Many folks don Victorian garb for a nostalgic stroll downtown.

victorian strollers

An assortment of Hats and Gowns can be seen amonst the crowds.

strolling hats strolling gowns

Carollers and Musicians add their merry tunes to the festive night.

City Hall Carollers Skidmore Carollers

brass II rockin carollers

Peace is always somehow represented!

victorians for peace

And of course their are Santas in various forms and Kids.

santa saxman II on santas knee

dancin with santa saxman father christmas

asian family Looking for Prancer

And what is Kringle time without a little Kettle Korn?

Kringles Kettle korn kettle korn kooker

The opening of Saratoga Art Center's "Winter Solstice" exhibition anchored the southern end of the Broadway walk. There was an amazing piece of art work..."Trees"

braille tree II

It is touchable art and should be "viewed" that way since the artist, Jenny Kowantz, created it by touch rather than by sight.

Jenny Kowantz and Trees


Awesome panoramic views of the Ukrainian Democracy movement(revolution) thanks to Tubbydev.

And VERONICA KHOKHLOVA provides a good way to get the feel of people literally manning the barricades through her Backlog.