There are so many marvellous aspects of Christmas in Denmark, and one of the highest on my list, that I want to highlight today, is a kind of Christmas market called julestue (directly Christmas room). Originally, a julestue was a rural gathering, where young people would dance, play games and drink strong, dark Christmas beer. Nowadays it is a Christmas event made for friends and family with the purpose of having a cozy time together and all the important elements of a Danish Christmas – good food, warm hospitality and flickering candles – will be a part of this event. One could almost call it a workshop, this tradition which is more than 500 years old, originally made to keep folks awake before the midnight mass.
The photo shows a gentleman in a Father Christmas costume. He was supposed to welcome the guests who found the way to an old farm house near Nordborg on the island of Als where the julestue took place.
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danos (88971) 2013-12-02 7:05
nice the way Danish people welcoming their guests in their houses,with the owner to be dressed as Santa Claus.I like the excellent light and colour managemenbt as the presentation too with the informative note to be very useful.
holmertz (43293) 2013-12-02 7:38
I have to confess that I have been rather allergic to Christmas traditions since I was about 15. If there are children around, it's nice to see their joy at the gifts they receive, otherwise I am more happy when the holidays are over. That's how boring I am :-). But bright red dresses are no doubt perfect for colour photos, and in this photo there are also lots of interesting things to watch. The light was very good in this place and you handled it well.
snunney (87436) 2013-12-02 7:50
It is the season of goodwill so they say. Good capture of this Father Christmas surrounded by Christmas decorations and awaiting his guests. He stands out well against his surroundings. Good light management and excellent detail. Very good colour contrasts.
ikeharel (60521) 2013-12-02 8:28
Nice pic. describes the preparations for the holidays, Harriet.
Red color of the SC costume well in contrast to the white walls indoor's.
I also like the small Santa-midgets on the corner of the room.
Nice idea, well applied.
cornejo (34108) 2013-12-02 9:54
Hello Harriet, very good photograph of this interesting composition, this is the output signal for the celebration of Christmas in TE. Image well captured with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-12-02 10:13
while it may not be the most optimal framing, this is a delightful photo that offers a charming and atmospheric glimpse into an especially nordic tradition. the red santa with his træsko and the typically danish decorations fill me with the delight of a child. thanks for posting this one!
med venlig hilsen ~
Gigidusud (17353) 2013-12-02 11:14
Beautiful Christmas scene well captured. Well done!
abmdsudi (44968) 2013-12-02 21:32
Attractive narratives, and lots of thought here or so it seems, Great costumes - the stunning eye grabber - and lots of everything can be seen around the room but this looks neat which in this case simply makes the shot even better. The lighting, colour and tones seem to work well. Great shot, Congrats
Nicou (126490) 2013-12-03 0:57
Très très belle iamge de ce père noël il est prêt pour travailler sueprbe quelle belle barbe blanche et son costume rouge sueprbe ensemble et vue.
Bravo et amitié
mirosu (15102) 2013-12-03 2:34
It is always interesting to see the Christmas traditions & activities. Thanks your excellent photo I have an idea about Denmark Christmas. I was in your country only three times, but never during Christmas time. I like your, well balanced photo. Thanks for posting it.
Wish you a peaceful Advent time.
jhm (142085) 2013-12-03 4:43
Not alone in Denmark, also in Belgium becomes Christmas celebrated, almost always in family.
We see an adapted room where the Santa can wait to the children.
Also the colours are absolutely attractive.
Nice composition and lovely captured.
Very well done, TFS.
mesutilgim (87436) 2013-12-03 9:28
Nice captue of this prtechristmas capture from Denmark.
everything is there only StClaus has to begin to put them together !
TFS and have a nice evening
Silvio1953 (127036) 2013-12-03 9:34
Ciao Harriet, nice photo, lovely portrait of Santa Klaus, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ourania (34545) 2013-12-03 9:45
I like very much the spontaneity and the intimacy of this picture. Santa looks pensive and has probably been captured unawares. Your picture displays a lot of christmas decorations that, along with the Santa's red costume, convey the mood of the season delightfully. I like very much the depth continuing into the adjacent rooms. The soft light is diffused wonderfully and the colours are natural and pleasing. The scene also evokes a feeling of anticipation for the arrival of the guests and the atmosphere described in your interesting note. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
papagolf21 (88259) 2013-12-03 11:34
Bonsoir, chère Harriet,
Il y a quatre âges dans la vie de l'homme : - celui où il croit au père Noël ; - celui où il ne croit plus au père Noël ; - celui où il est le père Noël ; - celui où il ressemble au père Noël.
Très bonne prise de vue avec une excellente note d'accompagnement.
pajaran (53757) 2013-12-03 13:41
Interesantan i dobar tekst o Bozicu ...
Lep pogled na bozic sobu i gospodina u tradicionalnoj nosnji za bozic ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazan bozic soba i trenutak.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting and good text about Christmas ...
Nice view of the Christmas room and gentleman in traditional dress for Christmas ...
Good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice room and shown to Christmas time.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2013-12-04 2:49
A very interesting note to accompany your excellent photo. It obviously records just a small part of this Christmas event. There is a lot for our eyes to explore as we look into and around this festively decorated Danish room.
Kugart (1778) 2013-12-04 3:45
An interesting picture and note on one of the Christmas traditions from Denmark. It is nice to hear how other countries celebrate this festive time. Lovely clear shot showing some nice detail in the decorations and good colour especially in the Santa costume.
saxo042 (37596) 2013-12-05 8:50
An interesting picture of Danish traditions but the "tomte" here seems to have forgotten what he is there to do ;) The picture on the wall is also very interesting, this doesn´t look like a Danish view. It looks very Swedish, at least the house in the picture is typical north Swedish. Could it be a Jenny Nyström picture?
delpeoples (54191) 2013-12-07 23:20
What a wonderful part of Danish life you have shared with us. Although so many of us also celebrate Christmas, it is interesting to see how different countries celebrate the same thing so differently. Excellent definition and composition. I love the colours and Santa looks fantastic.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
SWEETFREEDOM (23086) 2013-12-09 9:30
i did not know this kind of Christmas market. very nice and interesting notes.
notrap (5947) 2013-12-10 1:18
die Geschichte, die Du mir erzählt hast, wird gut illustriert. Welch ein Aufwand, diese ausgestreuten Ecken wieder sauber zu fegen! Und der Nikolaus steht wirklich ein bißchen wie bestellt und nicht abgeholt in seinen Holzschuhen. Ich glaube, "Klompen" habe ich auch noch bei keinem Weihnachtsmann gesehen.
fds (8696) 2013-12-15 1:29
ciao dear kielia a very originaly picture from the danish Christmas a very good composition very interested for my
very nice and very hot image
maloutim (9637) 2013-12-15 6:52
Nice to discover different Christmas traditions in various countries ! Lovely lighting on this decorated hall and great contrast with Father Christmas's bright costume.
All my best wishes for the festive season.
Waylim (25368) 2013-12-15 18:09
Very nice shot that brings smile to my face. It is a very different kind of Santa Claus that I come to associate with in the U.S. Love those wooden shoes, so classic to your region. Also I enjoyed reading your note, learning what other do for the same holidays, funny how it has the same originated source, but after some times and different countries and different areas or family bring different tradition to it. A good shot and a funny one as well.
Vasa (16778) 2013-12-30 16:06
I like your note end your idea, dear Harriet. I am following the details on this composiiton with big interest. And it is nice moment to tell you that I am proud of our friendship. Have the best creative 2014! Warm regards,
COSTANTINO (58021) 2014-01-01 23:15
lovely Christmas scenery with interesting
decorative details your useful notes
describe a marvellous aspect of Christmas
shot with great lightness
many wishes for a happy new year 204
jmdias (57615) 2014-04-07 17:40
personage well presented and well positioned inside this indoor scenery. I like the many details we can see here.
- Copyright: Harriet Kaehler (Kielia) (23993)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-24
- Categories: Ceremony
- Camera: Canon EOS 650D
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/30 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-02 6:50