Francine In Retirement
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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FOREIGN

SANTAS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Haiti

The Santas of the world gather in the PPG Wintergarden to kindle your holiday spirit.  This enchanting display of life-size Santas, each robed in their own traditional apparel, represents 16 countries from around the globe and captures a world of Christmas folklore and fantasy.

The photos were taken a couple of years ago in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Santas are on display each year along with a collection of original paintings, each depicting holiday celebrations from around the world starting in November.

I hope you enjoy the slideshow below.

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45 Responses to “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FOREIGN”

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  3. Such an interesting collection of Santas, Francine. I enjoyed looking at them all. Great entry for the challenge. 🙂 Have a lovely weekend.

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  5. Foreign and yet familiar at the same time, well done.

  6. Nice collection and a great choice for the challenge!

  7. Super, i like the green Irish Santa best!

  8. ‘Foreign’ fits well with these different Santas ! Haiti Santa amazing 🙂
    Good show Francine .

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  11. Neat interpretation Francine! Had no idea there were so many versions 🙂

  12. Santas – what a great idea 🙂

  13. Santas on Parade! Those costumes are beautiful and I wish I knew more about the stories that accompanies the figures.

  14. Thanks for the visit to my blog and the like. And if you’re ever in Belgium, try to get to the town of Sint Niklaas – the biggest town square in the country and the biggest and ugliest Santa statue!

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  16. What a great smorgasbord of Santa! 🙂

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  18. This is sooo cool! The photos showing Santa in different costumes representing different countries are really a representation of this week’s theme, foreign. 🙂 Great thought! 😀

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  20. Fabulous gown and shot Francine… love this one… so colorful. 😉

  21. Thanks for the “Like”

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  24. Love it Francine. I loved seeing The Netherlands St Nicholas again…and wow – italy has a woman – how very cool

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  28. Wonderful collection, Francine. You need never leave a city like Pittsburgh to travel round the world. Poor old Russia!

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  30. It was so interesting to see how each culture has interpreted Santa.

  31. Rich and decorative costumes. Very cool Francine. Glad this display isn’t up now BEFORE Halloween and it’s from a couple years ago. I saw Christmas displays in the stores already!.

  32. Love the Santa gallery – these are all wonderful, Francine!

  33. I love it! I have a music that celebrates the Christmas music around the world and it reminds me that where ever we are, the spirit and joys of CHristmas is still the same. Beautiful post. Have a wonderful week my friend.

  34. Oh, this is magic. 🙂 Santa is charming in whatever form.

  35. Wonderful pics…! An absolutely different subject…Congrats!

  36. Each one of these is nicer than the next. I would have a hard time deciding on a favorite. This looks like a wonderful tradition; to showcase these Santas. I would love seeing it. I would be one of the yearly visitors. Nice entry and interesting information.

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