Monday, November 28, 2011

christmas photography

I like generally love the photography at The Big Picture. These Christmas snaps are no exception.

I miss the Weihnachtsmarkt in Frankfurt.

But I didn't know about "caganer" ceramic figurines (this of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin) in Torroella de MontgrÃ, Spain. The caption informs me that statuettes of well-known people defecating are a strong Christmas tradition in Catalonia, dating back to the 18th century as Catalonians hide caganers in Christmas Nativity scenes and invite friends to find them. The figures symbolize fertilization, hope and prosperity for the coming year. Those crazy Catalonians ...

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