The Third Sunday of Advent

Last Sunday I showed you some pictures of a nativity set that has been in my wife’s family since 1925.  Today more nativity set photos, from an older and larger set.

If I read the sign correctly (which is debatable since my German is still practically non-existent), this set in the City Museum in Lippstadt dates back to about 1750. I gather it originally belonged to a family who lived in a local castle.

Maybe next year, when we visit at Advent, I will see the  sign and realize I got it all wrong. If so, I’ll tell you all about it then.

For now, with Christmas Eve one week from tonight, here once more is a representation of that timeless story.


One comment

  1. CA Jenkins · · Reply

    Your German seems to be improving. I thought this set looked too elaborate to be yours. Mary as a blonde? And do all Germans put the infant Jesus in the manger before Christmas Eve?
    Curiouser and curiouser said Alice. I am enjoying the cat-crashing-nativity photos this season.

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