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The True Meaning of Christmas at Somerset Collection, Troy, Michigan deedsphotos

Updated on January 31, 2015

AND THE SHIP SAILS ON

SANTA'S LITTLE 4-STOREY CASTLE AT THE SOMERSET COLLECTION

PLENTY OF PRESENTS THIS YEAR!

Here's where the L.A. palm trees went!

Due to global warming, Santa's using a ship this year.

Santa's ship is loaded to the gunwales and the elves are rowing down below.

An angel is in the act this year. Maybe she's bringing diamonds from Helzbergs!

Two Christmas Angels

Palm trees at Christmas in Detroit. You can't beat that!

The elf doesn't need the escalator.

This one reminds me of Slim Pickens in Dr. Strangelove or a rodeo bronk rider..

Slim Pickens.

Mickey Mouse 40% Off!

Another Christmas angel.

Santa's Modest Little Castle

Santa and two good little girls.

Santa's ship sails on.

No shortage of angels at Somerset.

Six elves rowing down below despite the fair breeze.

A harp and a horn.

Not sure what's happening here.

Inside there's a slightly racy video.

The Sky Walk to the other side of Big Beaver was packed.

Piano music in the courtyard cafe.

John Ashcroft would add a loin cloth..

Surprise! Live models on the upscale side of the mall.

Proper attire not required as long as you have plastic.

Neiman Anchors east end of the south side of mall..

Elegance at St. John

Another angel and a hanging bird nest?

Fun for the kids.

No crowd at Cartier. (Normal, I suppose.)

And Detroit! (Troy, that is.)

You like silk shirts for $120? Tommy's got 'em.
You like silk shirts for $120? Tommy's got 'em.

Saks anchors the west end of the south side of the mall.

Anybody for a $350 pair of cap-toed shoes?

Alex Mueller finishing up her Christmas shopping on the upscale side of Somerset.

This beautiful model is from the UK.

Lladro' anyone?
Lladro' anyone?

Some men like their women on a pedestal.

If you like tassels on your loafers, Cole Haan's the place for you.

Impress your girl friend with a Coach bag.

Japanese Christmas lamps?

This model confessed that she really didn't have a "pea in her pod."

Santa taking a coffee break?

Checkers or tic tac toe anyone?

Shop til you drop!

Waiting for Godot in front of Saks.

Passing Out $1000 Charter Plane Coupons Outside Goldman Sachs

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    • jimmythejock profile image

      James Paterson 

      10 years ago from Scotland

      Fantastic pictures Ralph,and just the right commentry to go with each one, nice hub Ralph.

      I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a great New Year.....jimmy

    • Chuck profile image

      Chuck Nugent 

      10 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Wow! Great pictures, Ralph. My wife and I both enjoyed viewing them and now she is after me to go shopping with her.

    • William F. Torpey profile image

      William F Torpey 

      10 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

      It's like looking through a kaleidoscope! The Spirit of Christmas. And the cash registers ring! Good work, Ralph.

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      maddog 

      11 years ago

      You have outdone yourself again, Ralph

    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      11 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Thanks for the comments!

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      Art 

      11 years ago

      Thanks Ralph. Your usual fine job!!!

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      lil bro 

      11 years ago

      And then there is Walmart for the rest of us.

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      WoW 

      11 years ago

      Isn't it like this in Bagdad?

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