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A light pole evokes Christmas symbolism | Sketching Edmonds


Last updated 12/16/2021 at 11:30am

Mack Bennett

My assignment this week was to do something "Christmasy."

So much Christmas symbolism has become so cliché that it is a challenge to come up with something original. Admittedly, the holiday wreath is a fairly common image, but when I saw this one at the corner of Fifth and Dayton, it spoke Christmas to me.

First of all is the Dickens-esque light pole it's mounted on. Those lights are one of the best things Edmonds ever did. They add so much charm to the downtown area, especially in this season.

Even the flashing stop light evoked in me thoughts of twinkling bulbs hanging on a tree. What e...

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