Well, while some Xmas trees are still in the markets and others are placed comfortably in the houses, the Christmas tree I have just seen in the garbage collection point at my apartments block has clearly had its festive duty over. I must admit that this was the sight to behold. Add to this that a few hours before then I visited a local shop to buy some food for what surely will be a long weekend. This was certainly a very odd sight amidst the mounting preparations to one of the main festivals all over the world. The image is also poignant in many other ways, which is why I had to run back to my flat and to return with photocamera.