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Christmas Lights

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 23 December 2017 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Arlington attorney David Kulesz's massive display features about 325,000 white lights -- strung on his house, lining the fence around his tennis court and hanging from the large trees in his yard.

The holiday wonderland stretching across Kulesz's property and part of that of his two adjoining neighbors requires 2 miles of extension cords, two electric meters and 40 timers. This year alone, Kulesz estimates that he worked for more than 150 hours, including 10 straight days of using a rented cherry-picker to reach the tops of his and his neighbors' trees.

Since 1999, it has also helped shine the light on Alzheimer's disease, to which he lost his mother in 2000. A sign in his yard asks those who like the display to make a gift to the North Central Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, of which he is a past president.

He does 75 percent of the work himself. For the rest, he hires help.

The project begins the first weekend in October. During Thanksgiving week, he takes a vacation from his law practice and puts in 10-hour days on a 45-foot cherry-picker.

Apple iPhone 6s 1/15 second F/2.2 ISO 250 29 mm (35mm equiv.)

Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like this fairy atmosphere

23 Dec 2017 7:15am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

FINE* FRAME, happy holidays

23 Dec 2017 7:49am

omid from mashhad, Iran

Lovely lighting!

23 Dec 2017 8:05am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful Christmas lights !!

23 Dec 2017 9:13am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

intéressante recherche

23 Dec 2017 9:54am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A magical image! SUch dedication!

23 Dec 2017 12:55pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The lighjts are amazing. Excellent photo of them. The story behind the lights is remarkable. He has his heart in this effort to comback this terrible disease

23 Dec 2017 1:10pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is an amazing display. Even more amazing is the effort this man puts into the project each year.

23 Dec 2017 2:24pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very beautiful lights

23 Dec 2017 3:40pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...Splendid work and great tribute .

23 Dec 2017 3:49pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelles lumirèe de noë quelles illuminaiton totale sueprbe
Belle soirée
Nicou

23 Dec 2017 5:39pm

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

De magnifiques décorations

23 Dec 2017 5:50pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Wow. A remarkable work of Mr. Kulesz. Perseverance and constancy. An emotional story.

23 Dec 2017 6:33pm

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

He has pulled it off, an amazing display!

24 Dec 2017 10:31am

Apple iPhone 6s
1/15 second
F/2.2
ISO 250
29 mm (35mm equiv.)