Friday, December 23, 2011
A cliff dwelling nacimiento offering for the Holidays
I have always enjoyed seeing varieties of nativity scenes .
But after seeing some amazingly elaborate nacimientos in
Cuenca, Ecuador, we began setting up our own nativity
scene in a more expanded way with an international flair.
It covers the top of our piano in December. This year we
purchased a mini trullo when in Alberobello , Italy.
It can be seen above just behind our "three kings"
( from Peru) playing music with a clay animals I made
when I was about 9 or 10. For me, the birth of any
child is something to be celebrated with song.
During our recent Italian adventure we were driving along the
Amalfi coast just about to go through a tunnel when I caught a
glimpse of something nestled into the limestone cliff. We parked
on the other side of the tunnel and I walked back through to see
what was there...and took some photos. I wasn't able to discover
the story behind the person or people who lovingly created
this detailed miniature nacimiento complete with a wood fired
pizza oven, miniature trees, and a pond with fish. There was no
sign or labels. It was a visual gift offered to passers by. I, in turn,
offer my images of the scene to you in honor of this holiday
Season and in honor of those who present anonomous gifts.
good food, family and story sharing!
Journey on! Wendy
(Last post I promised some of my "stairs " photos...look for them
in my next post.!)