Christmas

Abbey of San Galgano, Chiusdino, Tuscany, Italy

Holiday Trains

The Duke Energy Trains include more than 300 rail cars and 60 locomotives steaming through a custom-made city that features local landmarks Union Terminal, Paul Brown Stadium and the Roebling Bridge. The train show debuted in 1946 and historic train layouts are also on display.

The Duke Energy Holiday Trains is on view at the Cincinnati Museum Center through Jan. 3, 2021.

[Image & story here. More here.]

 

Christmas in Space

[Images found scattered around the Pinternest. Click imagef for larger view.]

Saturday Matinee Christmas – Jason D. Williams, The Petersens, and Leon Redbone w/ Ken Peplowski & Dr. John

Jason D. Williams is a madman on the ivories, and the video was posted on the Utoobage just a few days ago.

The PetersensSleigh Ride [2:31] is a fun take on one of my favorites.

“Listen to how perfect this is…
The Doctor, Leon, and the heir to Benny Goodman…”

Leon Redbone, Dr. John and Ken Peplowski make a great trio, and Leon spelled backwards is, well, you know.

Have a great pre-holiday weekend, be back here tomorrow for some last minute shopping.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 710 – Christmas Fun

All .gifs by Polish artist Kajetan Obarski.

[Found here, here and here.]

Wilder Mann – Pagan Christmastime monsters

“In 2010 the French photographer began traveling to rural farming villages in over a dozen European countries to document people, pictured mostly alone, out in the wilderness, wearing homemade costumes used in celebratory events marking the solstices, the harvest and coming of winter—calendar dates that, after millennia and the ‘civilizing’ of Pagan populations, eventually mutated into Christmas and Easter. The costumes referencing human/animal hybrids are cobbled-together, yet visually astounding.”
Traditional European Christmastime monsters photographed by Charles Fréger. Other images found here, caption from here.

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