Friday, December 14, 2012

St. Nicholas

I had a request to show a close up of the St. Nicholas that I have on my mantel and how could I pass up the opportunity to play with my camera.

I've had this for quite some time. He is actually a tree topper but I never liked him on the top of the tree. He normally sits on a table each year.
 Saint Nicholas (in Greek: “Victory of the People”) the common name of a Lycian saint and Roman Catholic Bishop of Myra in Anatolia (in modern-day Turkey, though then it was a Greek-speaking Roman Province). He was born during the third century (around 270 AD) in the village of Patara. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, but is now commonly identified with, and often as, Santa Claus. (taken from listverse.com )


21 comments:

  1. Woof! Woof! GREAT shots. Golden Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  2. I, too, think he looks so much better showcased by himself than atop a tree.

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  3. Love the first photo..and the close-up. He's got a good face!

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  4. I like the pictures, and he looks nice where he stand :)

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  5. I just love this group of photos Ann! He is kind of similar to the guy that is hanging out in my living room!

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  6. Good idea to sit him on the table instead of on top of the tree. Love the details on him and the glittery beard :)

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  7. Oh boy....me, a collector of all Santas...would LOVE love that to add to my 100s. He's gorgeous Ann.

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  8. A very dapper St Nicholas indeed!
    Wishing you a beautiful weekend Ann!
    xo Catherine

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  9. That is a marvelous little thing - so elegant and glamorous and the details - it is a thing of beauty..Lucky you!

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  10. thank you, I love him and his beard is a wonder of swirls. that first photo is really good, i love the ART of it all...

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  11. Mine is similar and its a tree topper too. He's a handsome Santa too.

    Have a terrific day Ann. My best to Duke. :)

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  12. That's a very beautiful Santa! Great photos Ann!

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  13. Wow, those are some true close-ups! (Is that a booger blocking his left nostril in the third shot?)

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  14. That is one gorgeous Santa - you are blessed to have him. sandie

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  15. Great decoration. And it would go with any color scheme you wanted to emphasize for Christmas.

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  16. It is fun to see an old timey Santa. He is pretty special. Great pictures.
    Take care.

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  17. Wow----love that St. Nicholas. He is GORGEOUS.... I have a blog friend who posts different pictures of all of the St. Nicholas Churches around the world. Very interesting.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  18. Yeah, I wouldn't like him on top of the tree either. I'm a traditionalist--its got to be an angel on top.

    he's very handsome on the mantel though.

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