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You will not find this the most impressive Christmas tree you have ever seen. Neither do I, but at least we can see that it is a real tree, straight from the forest, and it is not completely covered with twinkling LED lamps and shining dazzles. I actually find the modesty of this tree quite appealing. Just red bulbs on green branches.

This is from Medborgarplatsen (Citizens Place), the major square of Södermalm island in Stockholm.

I took this at about 10:25 a few days ago as I was going shopping. The temperature was –15 °C, which explains why the young couple standing near the tree were so carefully dressed.

In the background is Stockholm's central mosque.

The title refers to the motto of the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who strived for simplicity of design. It means approximately that something which is of a smaller quantity could be of a higher quality. Or: You will get your message through more easily if you don't complicate it.

A slightly related photo is in the WS.

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