Christmas. Sign of the times - The outstreched hand of Santa

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Christmas is a time for giving!

I spotted this Santa near my home, in the deep of 2010 recession. It was in the door of travel agency, which tried to lure people for vacation in warm sun and white sand. It was a tough time for airlines, travel agencies and unemployed. Even the people with jobs do not know, how long their company or employment will last.

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Сувајац on December 11, 2010

Very nice composition! Like!

sergioRmatte on December 11, 2010

Dumby111974 - Bela composição de Natal. ><LIKE2>

Katerina Mavraki on December 11, 2010

Very clever and beautiful shot! Like! Merry Christmas, Katerina! :)

Ivan Planek on December 11, 2010

Yes!Giving hand of Santa.Nice shot. Ivan

loamvalley on December 11, 2010

Funny old man :-) LIKE!

Lia Cassone on December 11, 2010

:) nice!

Edward Galagan on December 11, 2010

Thomas, you are great! You have perfect vision and feeling of the scene, and show it in your beautiful works! I like it!


Edward Galagan

Victor “Afrocan” GIL… on December 12, 2010

Merry Christmas from Canary Islands too!!!

Jorge Aguilar on December 12, 2010

Buen tratamiento.


Saludos, Jorge.

Veljko Nikolic on December 12, 2010

TomRose, Very nice photo..announces Christmas atmosphere.. L9 Gretings from Nis, Serbia, Veljko

Beth Costa on December 12, 2010

Muito bom, TomRose, o espírito do Natal presente! Like 10. Saudações!

Piotr Tworek on December 12, 2010

ha ha LOT !

Merry Christmas,

greetings from Poland

Danutė on December 12, 2010

appears to be a good sign !.... ;-))

best regards


Jan Sognnes on December 12, 2010

Very nice Christmas scenery. Like

Merry Christmas, Tomas!

Greetings, Jan

Tomros on December 13, 2010

SUVAJAC, Katarina, Ivan, Sergio, Lia, Felix, Edward, afrocan, Jorge, Veljko, Piotr, Danute and Jan, thanks for this visit to the newly uploaded photos, your compliments and like votes are very appreciated!

Greetings, Tomas from Toronto

Piotr, He was at the door of travel agency, that why LOT.

ewelinaa on December 13, 2010

Merry Christmas to you

Greetings, Ewa

K@rin on December 13, 2010

:) really well seen , like the angle you took this , does Santa shake hands than with all passing by people and say Hohoho ? Best wishes and a Merry Christmas !

Closed on December 14, 2010


Merry Christmas! :) GG

Tomros on December 14, 2010

Ewa, Karin and GG, thanks for this visit to SANTA, you may sit on his knees, but this Santa, has is carrying no gifts! Karin, this is open to interpretation. He may shake hand or he is expecting a handout!?

And definitely there was a HO-HO-HO, but maybe not cheerful enough. See below!

More of the sign of the times: This Santa lost his job on Saturday, he is no longer standing there. :-(

Greetings, Tomas from Toronto

Cottius on December 15, 2010

Bien vu! Like ... and Merry Christmas Tom :). Cottius

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 11, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Tomros
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. FE20,X15,C25
    • Taken on 2010/11/23 13:06:18
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1250)
    • Focal Length: 6.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash