Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Stroll Through Bethlehem

Today, we saw a nativity scene with a difference. In fact, we not only saw it, we walked through it. The Uniting Church had organized for this and it was advertised in our parish newsletter so off we went today for a stroll through Bethlehem.

I was very impressed with it and it was so easy for Aaron to have a good look and feel of the Christmas story.

There was a census collector at the entrance to take down details of how many were in our family. Then, to make the experience of strolling through the market streets more real, we were given some coins to use as spending money.

Here are some of the photos.

A carpenter's workshop...


Bread with honey...


Shepherds, kids and kids...


Here's a close up of one of the kids - my angel...


And finally, Jesus, Mary and Joseph...


I have to say that Joseph did a fantastic job of putting Jesus to sleep. He just stood there for a few minutes, jiggling Jesus a little bit and off he went to sleep.

3 comments:

John said...

very nice

Mike said...

Live people!

Bilbo said...

That's a clever idea. I've seen living versions of "The Last Supper," but a living nativity scene is a new one.

Merry Christmas!