Happy Christ Mass
On Manger Square in Bethlehem there is a building which contains gifts to this town from around the world……scores of nativity scenes from a host of different nations created by artists and ordinary groups of people – as an artist it’s wonderful to see and really warms you fully to the gifts of humanity, magic and enlightenment at Christmas…………..(thankyou George!)
These figures are all life size but the contributions come in all shapes and sizes, materials and techniques, reflecting something of the national culture but all united through what they depict.....it's a very special collection.
May all the happiness and blessings of Christmas come to you and yours wherever you are!
Merry Christmas and all the best for a Peaceful New Year!
Kev and Frances (fantosh)
(Another nativity scene from China in the workshop)
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ninaL (21348) 2006-12-25 5:02
Very interesting photo, Kev, directly from Bethleem, incredible ;)).
Best regards, Grazyna.
oriolm (1142) 2006-12-25 5:08
Beautiful models and well placed. The same to you aand your family!
brevbrev14 (140) 2006-12-25 5:08
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND TO YOUR FAMILY!
ALL THE BEST!!
AND A BIG SMILE!!
CARISSIMI AUGURI DI BUON NATALE!
pat0500 (21561) 2006-12-25 5:28
A photo of circumstance for Christmas Day.
Good framing and good sharpness.
Best regards and * Merry Christmas *
aralda (1240) 2006-12-25 7:02
Have a lovely Christmas and a good New Year, filled with love, joy, happiness, good health, good luck and inner peace!
recepyuksel (17808) 2006-12-25 7:49
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU, ALL THE BEST...
luisafonso (862) 2006-12-25 10:39
Finally the day has come. Now it's Christmas time. Let me retribute your wishes with the warmest heart. Loved the workshop one, just as the main one. A privilege to see a post from the real birthplace. Thanks
fotohadi (2967) 2006-12-25 10:50
vonderful think,very good k
alekpet (4663) 2006-12-25 15:23
Hi Kev and thank you for the best wishes, which I feel like being addressed to me personally. I wish you and your love ones all the best for the next year.
designsoul (21492) 2006-12-25 18:15
May you also be continued to be blessed--with creativity, love, energy and happiness!
I like your Workshop, so curious a juxtaposition for eyes used to the Western iconography.
Take care Kev. Warm regards at Christmas,
everlasting (15238) 2006-12-26 2:58
A special Christmas wish to you and your family, Kev. I look forward to your next series of images.
This series has been so well put together, enlightning and thought provoking.
nerve (10231) 2006-12-26 7:05
merry Christmas Kev, best.
Polonaise (5802) 2006-12-26 10:15
Christmas is the thing to turn us up side down...
To make us softer and lovable. To make us tolerant and forgivable.
To enjoy the philosophy of existence and the strength of meditations...
No wonder it lasts only few days...!!!!
Who could possibly withstand this regime, this goodness enforced upon us by the merciless traditions and some dreamy ideas.
Uff... Thanks to Almighty...It's over...
We can come back to the very own, beloved ourselves...
Watch out, Kevin (:-)))))))))))))))))))))
Once more, dear friend.
Endless happiness and prosperity may this season bless you with.
The glorious 2007 as well...
(Thanks for mentioning, for it means a heaven for me)
maloutim (9639) 2007-12-07 10:01
Searching TE for Nativities to add to my group theme " Crêches de Noël Nativities ", I came upon your photos from Bethlehem. Where else could we get better nativities from? I have added several of your photos to my theme. I hope you don't mind.
I have also been through most your advent photos, and found them very deep in thought!
What a pity that the place where Christ was born to save us from violence is still one of the most violent parts of the world!
Thank you for sharing all these gifts with us anyway!
This posting is great with good colours, sharpness and play of lights!
- Copyright: Kev Ryan (KevRyan) (22956)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-00
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Christmas Nativities outside Europe [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-25 4:31