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Saint Nicholas Church


Saint Nicholas Church
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Copyright: Sea Ayhan (norenastramus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2229 W: 88 N: 1678] (23434)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-19
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100 W, Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Architecture of Orthodox Churches, sunset [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-30 9:01
Viewed: 2602
Points: 68
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Saint Nicholas Church
History
The symbolic personification of Christmas as a merry old figure begins in the early 17th century, in the context of resistance to Puritan criticism of observation of the Christmas feast. He is "old" because of the antiquity of the feast itself, which its defenders saw as a good old Christian custom that should be kept. Allegory was popular at the time, and so "old Christmas" was given a voice to protest his exclusion, along with the form of a rambunctious, jolly old man.

The earliest recorded personification of Christmas appears to be Ben Jonson's creation in Christmas his Masque[1] dating from December 1616, in which Christmas appears "attir'd in round Hose, long Stockings, a close Doublet, a high crownd Hat with a Broach, a long thin beard, a Truncheon, little Ruffes, white shoes, his Scarffes, and Garters tyed crosse", and announces "Why Gentlemen, doe you know what you doe? ha! would you ha'kept me out? Christmas, old Christmas?" Later, in a masque by Thomas Nabbes, The Springs Glorie produced in 1638, "Christmas" appears as "an old reverend gentleman in furred gown and cap".

The character continued to appear over the next 250 years, appearing as Sir Christmas, Lord Christmas, or Father Christmas, the latter becoming the most common. A book dating from the time of the Commonwealth, The Vindication of CHRISTMAS or, His Twelve Yeares' Observations upon the Times[2] involved "Old Christmas" advocating a merry, alcoholic Christmas and casting aspersions on the charitable motives of the ruling Puritans.

The traditional Father Christmas was neither a gift bringer, nor associated with children. However, during the Victorian era, when Santa Claus arrived from America, he was merged with the character called "Sir Christmas", "Lord Christmas" or "Old Father Christmas" to create Father Christmas, the British Santa which survives today. Nowadays, most Britons use the expressions Father Christmas and Santa Claus as synonyms.


Names in various countries
The term "Father Christmas" is used in translation in many countries and languages. "Father Christmas" (and in some cases baby Jesus) is used in the following countries or languages:

Afghanistan - "Baba Chaghaloo"
Albania - "Babadimri"
Austria - "Weihnachtsmann" (not "Nikolaus", who is celebrated on 6 December)
Armenia - "Kaghand Papik" (Կաղանդ պապիկ)
Brazil - "Papai Noel"
Bulgaria - "Dyado Koleda" {Дядо Коледа - Дядо Мраз)
Chile - "Viejito Pascuero"
China - "Shengdan laoren" (Traditional Chinese: 聖誕老人, Simplified Chinese: 圣诞老人, Cantonese: Sing Dan Lo Yan, literally "Christmas Old Man")
Cornish - "Tas Nadelik"
Croatia - "Djed Mraz"
Czech Republic - "Ježíšek"
Denmark - "Julemanden"
Ecuador - "Papa Noel"
Egypt - "Baba Noël"
Estonia - "Jġuluvana"
Finland - Finnish: "Joulupukki", Swedish: "Julgubben"
France and French Canada - "Père Noël"
Germany - "Weihnachtsmann" (not "Nikolaus", who is celebrated on December 6th). Note: The Christkind is the traditional giftbringer in Germany.
Greece - "Άγιος Βασίλης-Άyos Vasílis"
Hungary - "Mikulás" or "Télapó" ("Winter Father")
Iran - "Baba Noel"
Iceland - "Jólasveinninn"
Indonesia - "Sinterklas"
Ireland - "Daidí na Nollag"
Italy - "Babbo Natale"
Japan - "サンタクロース" (romanize:"Santakurōsu")
Latin - "Pater Natalis" or "Sanctus Nicholaus"
Latvia - "Ziemassvētku vecītis"
Lebanon - "Papa Noël"
Lithuania - "Kalėdų Senelis"
Macedonia - "Dedo Mraz"
Malta - "San Niklaw" or "Christmas Father" or "Santa Klaws"
Mexico - "El Niñito Dios" ("Child God", meaning Jesus)
Netherlands and Flanders - "Kerstman"
Norway - "Julenissen"
Pakistan - "Christmas Baba"
Philippines - "Santa Klaus"
Poland - "Święty Mikołaj", "Gwiazdor"
Portugal - "Pai Natal"
Romania - "Moş Crăciun"
Russia - "Ded Moroz" ("Дед Мороз", which means Grandfather Frost)
Sápmi - "Juovlastállu"
Sardinia - "Babbu Nadale"
Scottish Highlands - "Daidaín na Nollaig"
Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina - "Božić Bata"
Sri Lanka - "Naththal Seeya"
South Africa (Afrikaans) - "Vader Kersfees" or "Kersvader"
Spain and some of Spanish-speaking Latin America - "Papá Noel" ("Daddy or Father Christmas") or "San Nicolás" or "Santa Claus"
Slovakia - "Ježiško"
Slovenia - "Božiček"
Sweden - "Jultomten"
Switzerland - "Samichlaus"
Turkey - "Noel Baba"
Ukraine - "Did Moroz" ("Дід Мороз")
Wales - "Siôn Corn"
Ded Moroz (eastern Slavs)
Sancte Claus, Sinnter Klaus, Sankt Niklaus (Dutch and German areas

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  • Great 
  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2008-07-30 9:07]

Hello,

mangigique intéreieur de cette église de Saint-Nicolas, maintenant on sait aussi tous les noms de pères Noël en presque toute les langeues, très beau boulot, superbe.

Bravo et amitié

Nicou

Selamlar Ayhan :)
Çok Güzel bir Derinlik.Ton ve komposizyon olarak mükemmel.Ellerine sağlık:)
İyi Akşamlar,
Deniz:)

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-07-30 9:24]

merhaba Ayhan...
Türkiyeyi tanıtan güzel bir iş yapmışsınız, her dilde ki anlatımınızı kutluyorum foto olarak zaten diyecek şey yok usta bir elden çıktığı her halinden belli, bozulmadan bu güne kadar gelen sayılı güzelliklerden biri ben görmedim bir an önce görme isteğimi tetiklediniz....selamlar

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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2008-07-30 10:49]

Peaceful and soft colours ! Nice composition !
Jean

Çok güzel görüntülemişsiniz hocam
Notta süper
Burak

Excellent work here Sea! The OE doesn't bother me on this one, the bright sunlight just adds a GLOW to the walls, love how you processed this! There is a slight tilt to the pic, maybe a 1/2 degree, (I know I drive myself crazy)... but that is all I can see that would improve it!
B-)
Linda

I love the old buildings like this. Very cool shot, TFS

Merhaba Ayhan,
Dünya'nın da ilgisini çeken güzel turistic bir
yöremizin muhteşem tanıtımı...Işık,detaylar
muhteşem. Ellerine sağlık. Selam,sevgiler.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Merhaba Himli,
Great perspective, excelent dept and perfect brightness. A fine picture my friend, \I really enjoy it!
Selamlar,
Hans

Merhaba Ayhan,
Harika bir tantım karesi..Hem fotoğrafınız, hemde notunuz süper.Işık ve perspektif büyüleyici..Eline sağlık.

hAyAti

lo Sea,

Excellent shot, beautiful colors and perfect lightness and contrast!
Congratulations and TFS,
Sergio

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2008-07-30 16:32]

Hi Sea,
Superb perspective and composition. Nice natural colors. Well seen and well done. Thanks
Regards
Diane

günaydın sevgili dostum
acaba diye kendikendime soruyorum,dünyada kaç kişi noel babanın kilisesinin Türkiyede olduğunu biliyor.Türkiyede tanıtımını yapabilsek ne hazineler var,Vallaha tahmin ederim tanıtım olsa başka gelire ihtiyacımız olmaz.katkılarından dolayı teşekkürler dostum.
sevgiler,saygılar.
gürkan akçakır.

hi Sea,

perfect sharpness of the old building where the light is excellent and so are design of it.. good shot and good work.. tfs..

regards, terry

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  • eisa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 8 N: 33] (476)
  • [2008-07-31 0:18]

a beautiful architectural photo,
very informative notes :)

tfs - chris

Selam Ayhan,
Bazen düşünüyorum da ışığın bu kadar güzel bir şey olduğunu fotoğraf olmadan insanlar nasıl anlıyorlardı acaba. Bu fotoğrafta aynı duygulasrı uyandırdı. Ellerine sağlık. Işığın bol olsun
Selahattin E

Hello H Ayhan,

The difficult light situation is well handled!
The arcade has a fine sense of depth, and colours and details in the ancient walls are well reproduced...
The subject is well framed and presented in an attractive composition!

Greetings,
Pablo -

  • Great 
  • basir Gold Star Critiquer [C: 404 W: 6 N: 187] (1475)
  • [2008-07-31 2:59]

Başarılı tanıtıcı çalışmanız, sarfedilen emek takdir edilmeyi fazlasıyla hak ediyor.
Sizler gibi dostlarla ülkemizi daha iyi günler bekliyor inşallah.

Selamlar,Saygılar.

Cumhur..

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-07-31 4:02]

Hi Sea...
This is a very impressive architectural composition
with great light and colors.
Well done.
Best wishes,
George

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-07-31 5:33]

hi Sea

A nice natural frame using the arches and you have taken good advantage of natural light for this shot. Great to see your placement of the guy in this frame.

tfs, bill

Hello Sea,

Very interesting picture and notes..
Good light and sharp details..
...and niclely framed.

CM

Merhaba Ayhan

çok başarılı bir çalışma. Özellikle renkleri çok beğendim. Işığı iyi kullanmışsın.

Selamlar

Faruk

Hello Sea,

I am not sure where to start in my critique of this because it is so good!

The focus is sharp, the details of the stonework are excellent, the soft tones are spot on and the composition is exactly right!
Well done!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2008-07-31 14:58]

A great historical mood in this photo! The composition is great,the colours warm.

Well done!
Janneke

Zdrasti,Komshi Sea,
A wonderful shot with nicely chosen POV
I like the figure placement there and the depth.
Well, let me tell you,dear friend,
Дядо Мраз is associated with another epoch.
Дядо Коледа is just enough:)
TFS
Valerka:)
P.S. By the way, they also say, St Nikola to be all mariners' patron and protector.
Enjoy your WE
Valerka:)

Merhaba H.Ayhan, splendid interior of wonderful church with fantastic light, great perspective, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Sea

Beautiful the look of this Church of Saint-Nicolas
I like the architecture, of the lukewarm colors for among the columns
your beautiful arches and full of details.
I adored your text very explanatory box.
Congratulations!

Sérgio

a very warm and dramatic image, sharp and detailed Sea, i really say a well composed one.TFS.
regards...................andres

Hello Sea,
A very lovely architectural composition. Lighting is good, well done. Danilo

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-08-02 0:40]

Hola amigo,
interesante nota y foto,
preciosa arquitectura y detalles,
buen pov y encuadre,
saludos
buen fin de semana :)

Prywitanne Ayhan!
Good compo!!!wonderful colours!good job!BUT why in your comment no Belarus???
Belarus - "Dzed Maroz"(Дзед Мароз)
=))
Aliaksandr

Hello Sea,
What a lovely image. I like the clamness of it - the colours contribute a great deal. Great details, too. The entire composition is beautiful... well, maybe except for the fragment with the white-and-red plastic band.
Well seen & captured, congratulations!
TFS
Barbara

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2008-08-10 13:52]

Hello Ayhan my friend,
Beautiful prospect. good light and colors a tendencyful picture and wonderful old architectur.
Beautifull thanks and greetings.
Eva

Hi Sea,
this is impressive, good texture, colour and subject matter.
I'm a bit unsure about the harsh light on the foreground (right).
Otherwise, very good shot.

Best regards, Daniel

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