Even though I am not a religious person, I love the warmth, friendliness and family focus of the Christmas season. Hence, the recent trip to Germany and Prague to visit Christmas markets.
The creche display in the Connecticut living room. These are small clay French figures called "santons." In Naples the creche has fewer and bigger Italian figures. (The painting is of the main intersection in West Hartford Center, and it also reminds me of an intersection in German Village, Columbus, Ohio, where I lived and worked from mid-2004 to mid-2010.)