Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Christus Gardens- The Nativity

I thought I would do a little "Christmas in June" post today. This picture is from the recently defunct Christus Gardens museum in Gatlinburg Tennessee. The highlight of the museum was the dioramas featuring the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. One of only a handful of religious wax museums, Christus Gardens seemed to have been the most popular. It opened in 1960, and was a staple of the city for the next forty-eight years. This scene focuses on the birth of Christ, and is very typical of most Nativity scenes.

Three wise men? No, one wise man and two Shepherds.

More shepherds. They kneel before the baby Jesus in his manger.

Mary and Joseph watch over the newborn King.

Christus Gardens closed on January 13th 2008.


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