1491594556348Kobe, Japan – A tribute to the loss suffered in 1995’s Great Hanshen Earthquake, which left 6,000 dead and much of Kobe in darkness, the city’s annual Luminaire lights up for two weeks every December as a symbol of hope.

‘Tis the season …. 

Belated Thanksgiving holiday wishes to all of our METALCON readers. With the turkey and trimmings behind us, it is time for the twinkling of holiday lights to appear on homes, in city centers, on office buildings and more.
Whatever the tradition, light displays have been a part of holiday celebrations for centuries.
According to the Travel Channel, the top 10 best Christmas and holiday light shows can be found in all corners of the world.
The list takes us around the world to interesting locations including:

  1. Kobe, Japan
  2. Madrid, Spain
  3. Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen
  4. Tbilisi, Georgia
  5. Rockefeller Center, New York City
  6. Monte Carlo, Monaco
  7. Ayala Triangle Gardens, Manila, Philippines
  8. Medellin, Colombia
  9. Melbourne, Australia
  10. Baltimore, Maryland

1491594556305Madrid, Spain – The last Friday of November, Madrid’s streets light up with overhead displays created by Spain’s best-known designers, architects and artists. The lighting installations vary from street to street.