The real life Faraway Tree

Tree2 copy Tree3 copy Tree1 copy Tree6 copy Tree8 copyAs the sun sets over Silverlake Drive, Los Angeles, neighbourhood children have a real life Faraway Tree under which to play at nights. Called the Chandelier Tree, it was created by local resident Adam Tenenbaum an artistic gift to the community. Adam has been collecting and restoring chandeliers for the past six years, and piece by piece adding them to this beautiful tree.

A vintage meter underneath the tree is a place for visitors to leave coin donations, if they want to, to help offset the electricity costs of maintaining the tree.

Apparently, children flock to the tree to play there. If I lived nearby I would, too. Wouldn't you? And I'd be keeping a weather eye out for Moon-Face, Mister Watzisname, Silky and the Saucepan Man while I was at it.

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