In Bethlehem Jesus was born in stable. In memory of this fact in Polish churches in time of Christmas faithful people make decoration called "szopka". In this scene Mary, Joseph, Tiny Jesus, shepherds and animals are present. This "szopka" was established in Panewnmiki Basilica in Katowice. There are three different decorations there, including this one with real alive animals.
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jmdaoudal (82) 2004-12-26 13:11
Hi Jamis, this is a good news :)))
This is a beautiful "creche", and so interesting in this barn context.
The composition is good.
I like it very much.
supereira (9576) 2004-12-26 15:06
Great shot.I like the point of view and the composition.Great framing and prespective.Good light,sharpness and textures.I like the colors and the contrast between them.Good job!
Jaku (6812) 2004-12-26 15:38
Miło, że pokazujesz polską tradycję na takim krajoznawczym portalu jak TrekEarth.
Bardzo dobra nota do zdjęcia.
red45 (1633) 2004-12-27 6:41
Podoba mi sie. Chyba pojde zrobic kilka fotek lokalnych szopek :-) Niezla pozycja kozla na pierwszym planie!
vinicio (23415) 2005-12-21 5:14
Best wishes Jan, thanks for the dedication.
langaloo (489) 2006-03-07 10:32
Hi Jan, so you know Serge Gainsbourg? I like this picture of heuh, what you call it, a creche? In France, we still do them for Chirstmas, but very small and usually in plastic, berk! There, you have real animals, it makes a big difference. Have a look at my two pictures of "Little Jesus in your heart", please, just for the laugh...