photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Type your message and click Add Comment
It is best to login or register first but you may post as a guest.
Enter an optional name and contact email address. Name
Name Email
help private comment
Helen Betts | all galleries >> Kraków: The Jewel of Central Europe > Kraków szopka (Christmas crib)
previous | next
Kraków szopka (Christmas crib)

Kraków szopka (Christmas crib)

There is a competition every winter of these Christmas cribs at the History Museum, and they are simply fabulous. The museums sells some of the contestants' work, and I really wanted to buy this one, but finally admitted (at the insistence of my husband) that not only would it be difficult to display (maybe 1 meter high) but also that it probably wouldn't travel well when we leave Budapest. It, along with many others, was spectacular; the scene at the crib on the second floor rotated and was lit by little lights. I ended up buying several very small ones made by an artist whose work I quite liked (who won the competition in 2002).

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/125s f/5.0 at 55.0mm iso2500 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
comment | share
Stephanie24-May-2012 11:26
Wow! The workmanship is really beautiful! What are the Christmas cribs made from? V
Mairéad22-May-2012 21:49
It's an amazingly beautiful piece - not surprised you were tempted to buy it. I'm sure the ones you did purchase are lovely.
Graeme22-May-2012 20:55
How fascinating, Helen. Shame you couldn't buy this one and display it at home. But some smaller pieces is better than none at all! Love the colours and details.BV
joseantonio22-May-2012 20:09
This is really a master piece
Jim Coffman22-May-2012 20:02
Very beautiful!!
Kinga Chwalkowska Zadlak22-May-2012 20:00
Excellent work - SZOPKA ~V~