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photoblog image The 2nd Christmas Day

The 2nd Christmas Day

 

Not the 2nd day of Christmas.

Not Boxing Day.

Just the 2nd Christmas Day...

a national holiday here in the Netherlands,

just like the 25th, the 1st Christmas Day.

 

That's what my post is about at Vision & Verb today.



The 2nd Christmas Day

 

Not the 2nd day of Christmas.

Not Boxing Day.

Just the 2nd Christmas Day...

a national holiday here in the Netherlands,

just like the 25th, the 1st Christmas Day.

 

That's what my post is about at Vision & Verb today.



comments (34)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Dec 2011, 00:42
Well decorated plumbing!
Ginnie Hart: Couldn't help but think of Chad when I saw this, Ray! smile Thanks.
  • rian
  • Vestavia Hills, AL
  • 26 Dec 2011, 01:33
i know it's not a composite, but the lighting makes it look surreal.. smile great catch! a happy holidays to you! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. Another time I was glad I looked up. smile
Lovely bits and doings smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bill. Kinda reminded me of Chad on a good day. grin
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Dec 2011, 06:46
Red and gold - the Christmas colours continue, thank you, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Elisabeth! Thank you.
I rad the post, you enlightened me with some information.
Ginnie Hart: So glad I could enlighten you, Chantal, about your own holiday. smile Bedankt.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Dec 2011, 07:58
Yes, the 2nd Chrisitmas Day, and I'll visit the service with much Bach music, and in the evening I'll visit the 'Comedian Harmonists' in our theatre - but the meals are quite spartanic -Resteessen/eating the rests of yesterday- a fine collection of golden glittering stars you discovered -are we on a ship? -an interesting collage you may explain in your post at V&V (I'll read later). Een fijne vrije dag jullie toegewenst!
Ginnie Hart: You are one very active woman, Philine! I love it for you. This image is of the ceiling a a very "cluttered" café we were told to see while in Düsseldorf a couple weeks ago. We were not disappointed! We were "short of eyes," as the Dutch say. Bedankt.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Dec 2011, 08:04
I like this Ginnie: a fine mixture of the mundane and the special. It's Boxing Day here and a holiday too. Tomorrow is a holiday as well
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris. You're very kind. Tomorrow is a holiday, too??? WOW! Or are you saying it's a holiday just for YOU? (Sometimes I feel like every day is a holiday for me as a retired woman!)
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Dec 2011, 08:17
Somebody had fun decorating here.
That place was packed with all 'goodies' to take pictures off.
Love the texture, you did a great job.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, MLMA. I'm sure glad the lady told us we just had to see the place. We were "short of eyes," weren't we!
  • roland
  • Belgium
  • 26 Dec 2011, 08:42
A splendid photo!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Roland. Happy New Year to you as well.
superb festive arrangement & composition Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Juan Carlos.
  • Mats
  • Sweden
  • 26 Dec 2011, 09:17
Hope you had a great christmas!
Ginnie Hart: Had and still having, Mats. We're still celebrating today with lots of quiet background music...and jigsaw puzzling. smile
Love the antiquated faded red water pipe arrangement.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard. It sure added to the festive feel...let alone reminding me of Chad. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Dec 2011, 09:25
"We were "short of eyes," as the Dutch say" -Dan moet je dit ook in het Nederlands tegen mij zeggen, Ginnie! Helaas ken ikke dit gezegde nog niet. -Ik ben echt verbaazd dat Chris morgen ook nog vakantie heeft!
Ginnie Hart: Astrid says, "Ik kom ogen te kort." There you have it. But I LOVE how it's said in English. This is what I love about translating idioms from one language into another. smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 26 Dec 2011, 09:42
I admire this decoration greatly. Have a fine 2nd day.
Ginnie Hart: I knew if anyone liked it, Chad, it would be you. smile Thank you and happy 2nd Christmas Day to you, too.
I could use that. I have to work today.
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhhhhh. Well, a peaceful, non-stressed day for you, then, Mary!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Dec 2011, 09:58
Such fine decorations. I've never seen such functional plumbing decorated in a such a way. All the colours work well together. Today we have Boxing Day in the UK; traditionally the start of the sales but some have been online since Christma Eve. I'm keeping well out of the way of shops.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Alan. At least here most shops are not open, thankfully! Enjoy your day and Christmas spirit.
What a lovely find Ginnie, good job you looked up. To extend on Chris tomorrow is a Bank holiday because traditionally Sunday is a "non-working day" and therefore Tuesday is given as an extra Bank holiday to recompense for a holiday day, ie.Christmas, falling on a non-working day. The same is happening next weekend when New Years Day falls on a Sunday, Monday becomes a Bank Holiday in lieu. Sorry that all seems a bit convoluted doesn't it, but I didn't complain about such things when I was working smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Brian. Your explanation makes perfect sense, so now I get it. In Holland, the 26th is always a holiday, regardless of what day the 25th falls on...similar to your Boxing Day. But because you get two days of holiday, YOU get the extra day when Christmas falls on Saturday or Sunday. That does NOT happen here in Holland. In fact, as I said in my V&V post, if the 2 days fall on Saturday and Sunday here, it's tough luck. You don't get any more holidays than any other weekend! Sounds like you have a good system there! smile
Unique photo, it's been a while since I've visited your site, as always you never disappoint, Merry Christmas!
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Nik. It's good to see you again. Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Enjoy your extra day...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
No way, I can't have turkey two days in a row!
Roast beef for me please.
No Brussels sprouts! wink
Ginnie Hart: It would have been fun to have turkey...especiallys for Thanksgiving, LC. Maybe I'll look into finding some here next year that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. smile I'll save all the sprouts for me! smile Merry Christmas, again.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 26 Dec 2011, 17:04
Superb composition and your framing is excellent. Have a lovely evening Ginnie. Amicalement Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Antoine. Merci.
I think it's a great holiday. Here I think it's boxing day and people are shopping around. I love this so much! Another day to enjoy the family and feast.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Boxing Day for you, Jen. One way or another we'll get the time off, right? smile Thanks.
  • oscar
  • France
  • 26 Dec 2011, 17:47
merry Xmas my friend
Ginnie Hart: The same to you, Oscar. Gracias!
  • Fred Adams
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Dec 2011, 19:17
Really really like this Ginnie, wonderful composition!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
I love what you have done to the place Ginnie... great decorations around the old plumbing and the Charlie Brown Christmas tree..i like the term The 2nd Christmas Day more than Boxing Day....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: I still think of gloved hands fighting inside a ring, Peter, whenever I hear of Boxing Day! So in that regard, yes, I like 2nd Christmas Day better. smile Thanks.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Dec 2011, 22:16
Plenty of stars to follow, nice shot.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, John...plenty. smile Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Dec 2011, 23:27
A dleightful image smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Cherry.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 27 Dec 2011, 00:44
I have to get my head round this and read it one more time smile It is so nice to read about the difference in Christmas traditions. Love your image Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Frida. It's new for me, too. smile Thanks.
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 27 Dec 2011, 07:22
WOW! I´m happy about the end of X-Massmile
Ginnie Hart: The end of Christmas before the beginning of a new year! I know. smile Thanks, Luiza.
cool and belated wishes!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Joshi.
  • noel
  • france
  • 27 Dec 2011, 08:52
nice angle and your eye catched interesting things
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Noel. I was glad I looked up. smile
et si j'en décrochais une....
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, l'Angevine. Plenty enough to go around. smile Merci.
Regardless of what it's called, Ginnie, it sure is nice to have another holiday to enjoy.

So funny to see this particular image as my daughter's Mother-In-Law did the same thing to the exposed pipes in her basement family room.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Beverly. I'll take all the days for Astrid she can get!

And how fun to know this same thing happened for someone you know. It's fun, isn't it! Decorate every square inch. smile
I enjoyed you V&V explanation of the Two Days of Christmas! I love this photo! All sparkly and warm!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth, for reading my V&V post. Maybe next time you can leave a comment there, which the other ladies would love. We're always looking for new readers but don't know about them unless they leave comments. It's also how you get asked to become a guest poster. smile Is that something that interests you?? If so, please let me know and I'll pass your name on....

Thanks!

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