Christmas Playgrounds

There isn’t much in the way of snow yet at PlayGroundology’s home on Canada’s Nova Scotia coast. There weren’t two flakes to rub together for jolly St Nick’s arrival. No white blanket wrapping the ground on Christmas Day this year.

For those of us who are missing the snow and for others who just love its presence, PlayGroundology has put together a flickr gallery of Christmas-like playgrounds from the planet’s arctic and sub-arctic regions.


Three Wooden Pigs – by avidday
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Click here or on image above for flickr Northern Playgrounds gallery.

These three wooden pigs from Oulu, Finland made me think of the pigs of Christmas past. Each and every one is a succulent walking roast. Are they forever on their way to see the new born king?

From the cozy warmth of our own homes we can take a circumpolar flight and touch down at playgrounds in Alaska, Nunavut, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Siberia, Russia. We can also let our imaginations loose and think how kids use this equipment in winter weather. Oh, and if you’re tempted to lick the ice on the metal structures, thankfully these are just photos.

Many thanks to the wonderful photographers who share their work on flickr and make these galleries possible.

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