Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Congregation anticipating last night's Christmas Eve service, Asylum Hill Congregational Church, Hartford.

The lead-glazed terracotta nativity scene on the left was crafted by Benedetto and Santi Buglioni in Florence, Italy, around 1520.  It is from the William Randolph Hearst Collection.  Currently it is in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where I photographed it with my iPhone in the summer of 2011.

Merry Christmas to all.

17 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Merry Christmas !!!!

Karl Demetz said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS, Jack.
All the bset to you and your family.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Hope you're having a happy Christmas Day wherever you are. And beware of excesses, whether for food or drink.

VP said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Jack!

Kate said...

The church is decorated simply and beautifully for the season. The terracotta nativity scene is quite remarkable. Happy holiday, Jack. Enjoy the sunshine and take a walk on the beach, but think of us in the frozen Midwest! May your holiday be bright...Merry Christmas!

Lowell said...

A beautiful scene, well-captured. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Jack.

Birdman said...

I bet my Eve service would have been a bit more relevant had I been here. Have the merriest of Christmas days.

Sharon said...

Two perfect pictures for today! Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas day.

Sue said...

Merry Christmas Jack!

Randy said...

Beautiful church. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

Leslie D. said...

Thanks for the Christmas post..I saw that nativity scene in LA Museum as well. Stunning! Merry Christmas Jack

RedPat said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Jack!

Ed said...

Merry Christmast, Jack. I'm looking forward to your pictures in 2013.

Madge Bloom said...

Hoping you and yours have a wonderful day together to celebrate the meaning of Christmas ~ faith, family and friends.

Leif Hagen said...

Looks like a lovely church with heavenly Christmas decorations! Hope you and yours enjoyed a special Christmas holiday, Jack!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. It looks like a full crowd has gathered for the church service.

EG CameraGirl said...

This is a beautiful church interior, Jack.