Creche #2

Posted by Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 12 December 2015 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

A nativity scene or crèche (/krɛʃ/or /kreɪʃ/; also known as a manger scene, or crib, in Italian presepio or presepe) is the special exhibition, particularly during the Christmas season, of art objects representing the scene of the birth of Jesus. While the term "nativity scene" may be used of any representation of the very common subject of the Nativity of Jesus in art, it has a more specialized sense referring to seasonal displays, either using model figures in a setting or enactments called "living nativity scenes" in which real humans and animals participate. Nativity scenes exhibit figures representing the infant Jesus, his mother Mary, and Joseph. Other characters from the nativity story such as shepherds and sheep, and angels may be displayed near the manger in a barn (or cave) intended to accommodate farm animals, as described in the gospels of Luke. A donkey and an ox are typically depicted in the scene, as well as the Magi and camels belonging to the Magi described in the Matthew. Several cultures add other characters and objects that may be Biblical or not.

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Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Lovely. And I like the background wood.

12 Dec 2015 9:18am

Devi from Chennai, India

Very very elementary...but conveys the mood!!!

12 Dec 2015 10:03am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

love it*

12 Dec 2015 5:20pm

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Nice bit of carving. Good shot.

12 Dec 2015 11:46pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Simple messages are often the strongest . . I feel it here.

13 Dec 2015 4:05am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

génial

13 Dec 2015 8:31am

PENTAX K-5
1/100 second
F/5.6
ISO 3200
300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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