Photographer's Note

Looking through my old pre-digital photos from Amsterdam I came across the picture of St Nicholas church. What a coincidence: tomorrow (December 6th) Christianity celebrates the day of Saint Nicholas, known in America as Santa Claus and in the UK as Father Christmas. In the region of Poland I come from this is the day when children receive gifts. But in other parts of our country it happens on Christmas Eve. Yet another version I heard from my Spanish colleague: they give Christmas gifts on Three Wise Men Day which is January 6th.

This is scan from a print.

Basilica of Saint Nicholas (Dutch: Basiliek van de Heilige Nicolaas) is located in the Old Centre district of Amsterdam. It is the city's major Catholic church. Officially the church was called St. Nicholas inside the Walls, i.e. the oldest part of the Amsterdam defence works. The architect, Adrianus Bleijs (1842-1912) designed the church basing himself on a combination of several revival styles of which Neo-Baroque and neo-Renaissance are the most prominent models.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6560 W: 105 N: 17183] (66760)
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