Nativity Scene (San Lorenzo del Escorial)

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Nativity Scene (San Lorenzo del Escorial)

Postby zafra52 on Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:20 pm

Hello

I took the picture of this week at the San Lorenzo del Escorial Monastery north of Madrid in Spain. It is traditional in Spain to build a Bethlehem (Belen in Spanish) to celebrate the birth of Jesus. I take this opportunity to wish you and your love ones a Merry Christmas with much love, health and happiness.

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Re: Nativity Scene (San Lorenzo del Escorial)

Postby TonyT on Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:39 am

A safe Merry Xmas to you and all.

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Re: Nativity Scene (San Lorenzo del Escorial)

Postby gstark on Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:26 am

TonyT wrote:A safe Merry Xmas to you and all.


Thanks, Tony. The same to you and your family, as well as to everyone here on this forum, whether active or passive.

It's been a very strange and difficult year for all of us, and there's no signs of that changing in the short term. Please stay safe and well, and I'll be truly glad to see that the year 2020 has become nothing more than hindsight, and hopefully a better 2021 ahead for all of us.
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Re: Nativity Scene (San Lorenzo del Escorial)

Postby ozimax on Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:16 am

Indeed Zaffs, Tony, Gary and all those in DSLRusers-land:

As we celebrate the birth of Christ, (I'm listening to traditional music as I type), and over-eat tomorrow at a never ending procession of family functions (hopefully local king prawns will be present), a Merry Christmas to all and a happy and healthy 2021!

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Re: Nativity Scene (San Lorenzo del Escorial)

Postby Matt. K on Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:29 pm

As time and gravity conspire to wear us down and wear us out, we, the resilient ones, fight back with our love of seeing, and learning, and thinking, and singing and dancing, and chatting to friends, and tending our gardens and dining on fresh foods and drinking wine, and fondling our cameras, those precious machines so beautifully engineered with a precision that could only be constructed by aliens, and with those cameras we record the wonders of our life and beauty of our planet and the people we love knowing that all is transient, our lives a brief flash in the awfulness of infinite time. All of this we give up one day so why not have a bloody good Xmas and raise a glass to the Gods and mumble a quite, "thank you".
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Re: Nativity Scene (San Lorenzo del Escorial)

Postby ozimax on Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:25 pm

Matt. K wrote: ... our cameras, those precious machines so beautifully engineered with a precision that could only be constructed by aliens, and with those cameras we record the wonders of our life and beauty of our planet and the people we love knowing that all is transient, our lives a brief flash in the awfulness of infinite time....


Matt forgive me for truncating your prose but this is so good I may record it in my memoirs. With due acknowledgement of course. Thank you. And a Merry Christmas to you and yours.
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