Weekly Photo Challenge: Community

“Community. A family sitting and chatting in a living room. Crowds gathering in squares to watch a holiday tree lighting.” -Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Holiday lights this Yuletide season, or a crowd of thousands of lights displayed in various forms, styles and art. Yes, holiday lighting these days, while it always symbolizes Christmas, is fast becoming more of an art- an expression of one’s creativeness and indulgence.

I had some few shots of holiday lights which I took while driving along the Davao-Cotabato highway in the evening.


This is the holiday lights at the compound of the Cotabato Electric Cooperative (COTELCO). The COTELCO main office is about two kilometers from our house. I took this photo in “night mode” using my Galaxy S4.

Another version of COTELCO lights in “auto mode”.

These blinking lights of Petron gas station is located just across the highway at the front of COTELCO. I took this photo in “animation mode”.

This holiday lights outlined the provincial capitol building at the Cotabato Provincial Government Center. This is about 15 minutes drive away by road from the house.

Another version of the provincial capitol lights taken while we are mobile on the road.

This is a community of green lights which outlined the arch at the entrance to the Cotabato Provincial Government Center in Amas, Kidapawan City.

I told you so. Holiday lights no longer hang around Christmas trees on the corner. They are now expression of arts, decors and creativity in their most lavish displays.

Whatever, I love these community of holiday lights around. I guess, you too, would love this.


About Maxim Sense

I hope to write for a cause someday but for now all I wanted really is to write for a cost and I haven't started yet, or better still, nobody wants to pay me :-)
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8 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Community

  1. Cris says:

    Holiday lighting is one of my favorite things about November and December. It so livens up the night. Personally, I would have no problem with holiday lights remaining up all year long. Back when I lived in Utah, one of my favorite places to go in December was on the Mormon temple square where they light up the place each year. Because your post reminded me of them, I went looking of the Web to see if anyone had any photos of them this year. I found some photos taken by the Salt Lake Tribune. If you’d like to see them, they’re located at
    I recommend clicking on the little arrows rather than the little diamond, as you have more control over how long or short you want to look at them. It kind of made me homesick, at least for this time of year. 🙂

    Here is my entry for this week’s challenge: Community (and Sub-communities)


    • Maxim Sense says:

      Thank you, Cris, for the fabulous comment. I, too, love the holiday lights and I wouldn’t mind if they stay the whole yea round.

      I will have to go and find the link to the lights of Mormon Temple Square, and your entry too. Thanks, too, for the visit.


      • Cris says:

        Hmmm. I thought I included the link to the lights at the Mormon Temple Square in my comment. Didn’t it come through? Or did I just have brain freeze and thought I’d included it? Either’s possible at my age.

        Anyway, thanks for stopping by and commenting. I think these photo challenges are a fabulous way to not only see other people’s works of art, but to meet new people all over the globe. 🙂


      • Maxim Sense says:

        Yes it did. I enjoyed the holiday lights at the Mormon Temple Square. They had, in fact, mesmerized me.

        And I agree. These photo challenges are windows to each others arts, culture, traditions and meeting new and exciting people all over.


  2. Colline says:

    I enjoy looking at the Christmas lights that the communities display. Always so cheerful.


  3. I love Christmas light, too, Maxim. Thanks for sharing these.



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