All posts tagged: Santa Claus

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Influencing Us: The Art of Christmas

As it is Christmas in a few days I thought it might be nice to look at art work with a difference for the Introductions/Influencing Me post this week.  What I thought would be nice would be to look at how Christmas, St Nicholas and Santa Claus have been depicted in art throughout the ages.  They are images that we often see at this time of the year.  I really enjoyed going over websites and find images for you.  Of course there are many more on the internet. I have some links at the end of the post.  I always find Christmas a great time to get new gear, though not this year, might have to wait until my birthday. I thought we could start with different depictions of the birth of Christ from as early as the 4th century to about the 1800’s. Then I thought what about St Nicholas, how was he depicted and how did he end up looking like what we think of as Santa Claus.  So these are very old images …

Finding the Christmas Cheer in Melbourne

This morning was a bust.  It was horrible weather, raining, white sky, and nothing was looking good.  So we headed off to find Christmas in Melbourne.  Of course we, as you do at Christmas in Melbourne, headed to Myer to look at the windows. Before I show you the photos, some history.  Myer is famous for their Christmas windows.  Every year, for the past 57 I think, they put up a Christmas themed story.  Parents bring their kids from all over Melbourne to see the windows.  You have to get there early or you are waiting in the cue for a very long time. This is Russell sitting on the tree watching Santa going past the moon.  Can you see Santa? Santa and the Reindeer have a stack and Russell is watching, you can’t see Russell in this one. Santa’s sleigh can’t be fixed, so Russell, see him on the left of Santa, comes up with an alternative, an old car. The car is painted with red glitter paint, the reindeers are hooked up, and …