Christmas Tree & Dome

South Coast Plaza Christmas Tree
South Coast Plaza Christmas Tree, originally uploaded by Kelson.

One of at least three major displays at South Coast Plaza, basically anywhere major corridors cross. This three-story-high tree points to a stained glass dome in the ceiling.

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Crystal Court Twilight

Crystal Court Twilight

Here’s a flashback to another Friday the 13th, three years ago. That evening, my wife and I went to the nearest Borders to pick up The End of Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events and Neil Gaiman’s new short story collection, Fragile Things. We ended up crossing the bridge over to the main section of the mall, turned around, and saw an amazing twilight display with clouds silhouetted against the blue.

We stopped to take pictures. We weren’t the only ones.

Perhaps an hour later, the rainstorm arrived.