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Christmas in South Shields #7

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 19 December 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

They came bearing gifts, gold, frankincense, and myrrh, or in this case handmade colourful lanterns!

These children are arriving at St. Hilda's church in South Shields' Market Place after being part of a popular procession from the museum in Ocean Road. Council officials were genuinely taken aback at the amount of people who had followed the procession through the town centre and had to close the church yard for safety reasons. Almost 1500 people tagged on the end and filled the Market Place to witness the blessing of the nativity scene and decorations that adorn the garden around St. Hilda's.

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Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful mood and feel of the festival here Curly...LOve this :)

19 Dec 2013 6:01am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful collection of lanterns - handmade is always in the best spirit of Christmas.

19 Dec 2013 6:18am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid capture

19 Dec 2013 6:41am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely capture of this wonderful celebration, as far as I'm concerned if it includes the kids in celebrations it has my vote

19 Dec 2013 6:51am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Wonderful capture.

19 Dec 2013 8:10am

omid from mashhad, Iran

It's a lovely photo
with beautiful composition, colors & lighting!

19 Dec 2013 9:29am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbe scène, très belle image.

19 Dec 2013 10:24am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Fun for the little ones and the big ones too:)

19 Dec 2013 10:32am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Ther is a particular funkyness to that star :) Nice

19 Dec 2013 10:40am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

There is a definite festive feel to this shot Curly! Nicely captured! ;-)

19 Dec 2013 1:54pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wonderful! I just love the community participation! Beautiful image!

19 Dec 2013 3:58pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

looks cold!!

19 Dec 2013 11:51pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful scene with a wonderful Christmas mood ...

20 Dec 2013 12:27am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Fine Christmas atmosphere

20 Dec 2013 12:05pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

bien animée

20 Dec 2013 3:10pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

How exciting that a record crowd came out to take part ... a great capture!

20 Dec 2013 10:01pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great festive atmosphere !

21 Dec 2013 5:08am

1/125 second
ISO 400
57 mm (35mm equiv.)