Tree — the main decoration of New Year celebrations. Traditionally, we put the tree in the house and dress up his toys and garlands. But for some standard Christmas beauty no longer seems relevant. For you to review the most unusual Christmas trees.
1. Multi-colored Christmas tree
Tired of the standard green fur, but do not want to depart from tradition? Then you should pay attention to the colorful forest beautiful. Blue, red, orange, pink, yellow, purple, black … And ostromodnye are multi-colored spruce.
2. The inverted tree
A few years ago, the inverted tree in the corner of the room was attached to the ceiling so that it is not much in the way, but now they have to put in the center of the room. Comfort in the fact that under such a tree can put a lot of gifts.
3. Christmas tree made of beer bottles
In Shanghai, established tree from thousands of beer bottles Heineken. The idea of putting a Christmas tree was conceived as an action against the destruction of the oil. Notably, all of the bottles filled with beer … tree. In Russia this Christmas beauty hardly stood a long time.
4. Christmas tree made of bicycles
In Sydney flaunts tree made of 100 bicycles. The frame of this artificial tree painted in green and multi-colored wheel bike made. The result was a very original and colorful composition.
5. Plastic Tree
How many trees created from plastic bottles — do not count. Christmas tree in Kaunas (Lithuania) — one of the biggest, its height of 13 meters. To install it took 40,000 plastic bottles of Sprite.
6. Christmas tree made of chairs
This unusual Christmas beauty appeared in a district of Sydney. It looks, however, are not very festive.
7. Porcelain Christmas Tree
Belgium has found an interesting use of ceramic ware. Of porcelain plates and cups stacked 9-foot Christmas tree. One can only hope that will not fall.
8. The Diamond Tree
"Girl's best friend — it's Diamonds" — if the words of the band's songs "VIA Gra"
you are close, you just enjoy the tree created by Soo Kee Jewellery. It took thousands of diamonds, weighing 913 carats, and nearly 4,000 crystal beads. In 2007, diamond Christmas tree valued at $ 1.5 million.
9. Chocolate Tree
French chocolatier Patrick Roger prepared a 10-meter-high chocolate Christmas tree. Under the tree he put a chocolate Santa Claus. Patrick wanted to surprise his creation of children and adults, and he did it.
10. Alternative tree
CHRISMY — Christmas-tree bulb. It was created by Spanish architect Teresa Sapi (Teresa Sapey). This tree is durable, safe and unpretentious. Inside it are LEDs that can shine with five different colors.
The most bizarre Christmas trees — Dali, Taiwan
Tree in Dali seen from a distance! Still — because it's all snowy, but still soldered to bicycles. The real object of worship for velosportsmenov!
The most bizarre Christmas trees — Shanghai, China
On the square Xinmei Union Square in Shanghai have decided not to bother with a Christmas tree and put pyramidal Santo. The Chinese believe that the symbol of the New Year even better than the tree. If a man have a desire to see — you will find it at Xinmei Union Square. 999 Pudong Nan Lu, near Shangcheng.
The most bizarre Christmas trees — London, England
Tree-lights located in London, close to Canary Wharf. This kind of public art works, but even a few of the inhabitants of the city gets it. It seems Christmas tree came up to confuse and so lost tourists in London.
Original creation invented Pierre Vivant. As it regulates the traffic is still a mystery.
The most bizarre Christmas trees — Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Year after year since 1996, the city of the brightest in the world of the carnival on the water drained huge floating Christmas tree. Its height is about 27 meters. This event — the third in grandeur after Carnival and New Year celebrations in Copacabana.
The most bizarre Christmas trees — Venice, Italy
Christmas tree made of Murano glass has attracted the attention of tourists from all over the world. It is made of a huge number of multi-colored tubes that give the Christmas mood. These trees are in many Italian cities, but one of the most famous — Venice.
The most bizarre Christmas trees — Madrid, Spain
Tree for the true fans of the classic arcade game Pacman was built in Madrid in 2007. But who knows, maybe tradition reborn again and she will appreciate its incredible thousands of LEDs.
The height of the Christmas tree at the London station St. Pancras International — over 12 meters. "So what" — you might think. But the peculiarity of this miracle is that all of it is made of pieces of designer Lego! She worked for two months out of 600,000 bricks and decorated with more than 1,200 ornaments. It is the tallest structure ever made by Lego.
And here is a small selection of original, self-made, holiday trees. You might want to make yourself one of them
9 of the world's most expensive Christmas trees
The cast of gold, adorned with diamonds, hung with tiny bottles of brandy and other trees, the cost of which is capable of impressing.
The owners of a London hotel Claridge's has a tradition: every year they are turning to the eminent designer with a request to make an exclusive Christmas tree, which will delight the eyes of guests. To create a festive atmosphere at Claridge's had a hand in John Galliano, Alber Elbaz, Callie Ellis. It is not known how much money the hotel collaboration with fashion guru, but it is clear that we are talking about tens of thousands of pounds. However, in the history of the known cases where the Christmas tree and spent far more impressive sums. 9 Christmas trees in front of you, whose cost would be amazed even Santa Claus.
1. Tree in gems
Cost: $ 11 million
The most expensive in the history of the Christmas tree was installed in the luxury hotel Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi in 2010. The cost of the tree does not exceed a few thousand dollars, but in the case of the decorations on the bill was already millions: when you create them used pearls, gold, diamonds, sapphires, emeralds. Hung on the Christmas tree is not only precious beads, but also jewelry: watches, bracelets, necklaces. Such a grandiose celebration of Christmas in a Muslim country, it seems unreasonable, but the administration Emirates Palace is not guided by national customs and requests wealthy guests. Thus, at a vending machine that sells gold bullion, and the rate includes use of a private jet.
2. Golden Tree
Cost: $ 4.2 million
Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka is not the first surprise the audience with Christmas themed masterpieces. For example, in 2007, he cast the 20-kilogram gold Santa Claus, and a year later came the golden tree cost more than $ 1.5 million this year, Tanaka surpassed himself. In early December, it appeared the company store Christmas tree, the creation of which took about 40 kg of the precious metal. In appearance it resembles nothing more than a tree, and a multi-tiered carousel. Instead of horses — 50 figurines of Disney characters: Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio. And, of course, Mickey Mouse, by this character Tanaka partial long and has already several years ago to make it a gold copy.
3. Flower Tree
Cost: $ 1.8 million
To the cost of a Christmas tree reached astronomical sums to itself does not necessarily differ gigantic stature. In 2007, in one of the shopping centers of the Japanese network Takashimaya went on sale tiny Christmas tree, buy that could only afford a millionaire. Its design was developed with the participation of the French flower boutique Claude Quincaud. Sapling consisted of several hundred miniature roses are dried. On the petals of each of them as drops of dew lay diamonds imported from Australia and South Africa — about 400 pieces weighing 100 carats. A nice addition served as a Teddy bear with a diamond pendant. However, wanting to buy this Christmas souvenir and was not found.
4. The Diamond Tree
Cost: $ 1,005,000
Hang on the Christmas tree toys — the last century: it is much better to look at her diamonds. Apparently, these views came from representatives of the Singapore jeweler Soo Kee, decided to create a Christmas tree at the cost of more than a million dollars. For its decoration has been used 21,798 diamonds weighing 913 carats. On the graceful branches hoisted 3762 crystal beads. Covered by all this splendor is almost five hundred light bulbs. Tree height is six feet, weight — three tons. Installed in a large shopping mall, the Christmas tree was guarded round the clock, but wanting to encroach on diamond jewelry and was not found.
5. Capitol Christmas Tree
Cost: about $ 1 million
The main Christmas tree USA is behind the scenes is that shining lights at Rockefeller Plaza in downtown New York City. For the right of superiority with it may well argue spruce the place where — at the Capitol in Washington. Grown in a nursery tree sometimes has to drive to the building of the Congress across the country, the height of trees may exceed 20 m, and for decoration giantess require thousands of light bulbs that need to be securely fastened to the thorny branches. It is not surprising that its transport, installation and design of costing the state treasury in a lump sum. On the other hand, the tree brings so much joy to people that he does not mind spending a million dollars: the ceremony of lighting the fires in itself a celebration.
6. Tree from Swarovski
Cost: about $ 500,000
In order to justify the title of chief specialist on rhinestones, Swarovski has every year entertains fans copyright of their products Christmas trees, which are iridescent. The most notable of which was collected in 2010 in the heart of Hong Kong. Tree was a cone tridtsatimetrovoy height. On his face was coated pattern, composed of more than 20 million golden and silvery crystals Swarovski, specially brought from Austria. In the light of the day "tree" did not look too impressive, but in the evening and at night when the lights worked, the Christmas tree has produced a great impression: tourists admitted that from a distance it might well have been mistaken for a Hong Kong skyscraper.
7. Charity Christmas Tree
Cost: $ 500,000
Unlike their eastern counterparts, the American jeweler Steve Quick decided to create a Christmas tree, which was to bring not only aesthetically pleasing, but also practical use. Made of 18-carat gold plated tree loose diamonds, performing the role of crunchy snow. At the top of the platinum star sported a diamond weighing 4.52 carats. A couple of weeks tree languished in a shop window, and then was put up for auction eBay. All money collected from the sale went to fund the American Cancer Society. Quick Steve took care of those to whom such an expensive purchase was too expensive: developed a low cost silver and gold-plated small copy of the Christmas tree for $ 20 and $ 25, respectively.
8. Tree from Tiffany
Value: € 350,000
In December, the residents of Milan prefer to go outside the city and even the country, but if you believe the results of public opinion polls, in 2010, many of them have changed the habit and stay home. His decision Milanese motivated, in particular, by the fact that in the Piazza del Duomo, a new attraction — the Christmas tree, donated by the fashion capital of the jewelry company Tiffany & Co. At the base of the tree, decorated with tens of thousands of lanterns, there are shops, decorated in the style of the famous pale turquoise boxes. Part of the profit from the sales was given to charity. Despite this, the rector of the cathedral of Milan expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that a business interfering in the tradition of Christian holiday.
9. Tree by degrees
Cost: £ 35,000
Leaders at the Sofitel London's fashionable not for a moment forget that alcoholic drink during the December holidays are no less important than the giving of gifts. In 2010, in the hotel lobby there was an unusual Christmas tree is a structure of dark-gray metal. Instead of balls and candles on it gleamed small bottles of cognac Louis XIII. They were made by artisans of Baccarat, which is perhaps the world's leading manufacturer of crystal products. Christmas tree crowned by an exclusive chandelier smoky blue. Hotel guests were able to enjoy a Christmas spa program worth £ 2900 which, in addition to the procedures, and was part of a gift — an exquisite decoration of Baccarat.