|Clara, in front of los arcos.|
As I mentioned earlier, they were setting up the Christmas tree, which is taller than the government building. I don´t think it´s quite as tall as the cathedral, but it certainly competes with it for height awards. We stood gawking for a good 15 minutes or more as the men who were attaching the star were lowered down by crane. Fascinating, yet terrifing! (At least, for me. I´m afraid of heights.) As I watched the second man manouver himself into the crane´s harness, it looked like he was properly attached to the tree with locked carabiners on his belt--and did not unlock them until he was securely in the crane´s harness. I´m glad there are people willing to do that job, because I sure couldn´t!
|The tree trimmers, returning to earth.|