Monday, December 22, 2014

This is the 2014 National Christmnas Tree. A live tree, it is planted on The Ellipse, part of the President's Park just south of the White House in Washington, D.C. The lighting system was designed by GE.

The Pathway of Peace surrounds the tree, and Christmas trees representing the various states and territories line the path. These trees are usually decorated with baubles produced by children in each state. This year, Google supplied a special lighting system for each tree. Young girls in each state helped code the way the lights change on each tree. The project was designed to get young women interested in computer science.

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