The Chandelier Tree

July 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

Have you seen the Chandelier Tree?

A tall, spreading sycamore at the corner of W. Silverlake Drive and Shadowlawn Avenue, by day it seems a marvel because of the variety of chandeliers suspended from branches high and low.

At night, it’s pure magic.Chandelier tree, night

The L.A. Times scooped me on this item, writing in the “Saturday” section (July 13, 2014) that the creator and keeper of the tree is Adam Tenenbaum; he began the installation seven years ago; and there are 30 chandeliers, hung with the aid of his aerialist roommate, Brion Topolski.

The article also reported that lighting the tree costs Adam $200 in electricity every month. Which is why I drop a quarter into his quirky donation box–a repurposed parking meter–whenever I stop by.

Visit soon; lit or not, the utter whimsy of the installation is immensely cheering.
Chandelier tree, donations

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