The digital Christmas tree by artist Fabrizio Plessi is set in St.Mark's Square in Venice.
Venice lacks the tourists after coronavirus pandemic, but the Italian city has nonetheless highlighted its landmarks to celebrate the holidays this year.
Saint Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge across the Grand Canal in particular benefit from special lighting and projections that give inhabitants some comfort in this time of coronavirus.
Italian artist Fabrizio Plessi created a Christmas tree on the square with huge rectangular screens that project a golden light.
They flood the area with warm light at night, reflecting off wet paving stones.
"My purpose is to light up this town, which needs light, which needs culture, which needs new emotions," Plessi said.
Owing to the pandemic, "this Christmas is different from the others," said Plessi, who with his white beard could himself pass for Santa Claus.
"We have this problem like other people all around the world, but I strongly believe in positivity," he said.
The artist explained his choice of light screens to build a Christmas tree by saying: "I work a lot with digital and all contemporary instruments, because I think that an artist must use all the means which his/her times makes available."
Plessi placed a second piece at the end of the square, called "The Golden Age" and which also projects yellow light that resembles molten gold.
Another celebrated symbol of the city, the Rialto Bridge, has been transformed into a screen for light shows once night falls.
Angels dance on the span's ancient arches and then make way for the gold lion on a red background that is the symbol of Venice.
The images are reflected in the Grand Canal, creating an atmosphere full of fantasy and life.
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