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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Vasilis Anastopoulos on December 15, 2010

Best wishes for

Merry Christmas and a happy new year

from Athens

Vasilis (L37)

Tomros - Pano on December 15, 2010

Hello Cottius and Vasilis,

thank you all for visiting & commenting! And all the best for the Holidays

Thank for all your support and Like.

Status update!!!, Santa still has his job, he just did not like the cold and snow and is standing inside. He is bit too comfortable in his old age!

Tomas from Toronto

Pablo Cruz on December 16, 2010

Ho HO Hoooooooooooooooooo! :)

A great view!

Ciao Tomas! :)

Tomros - Pano on December 16, 2010

Thank you Pecg, Thanks for your visit, comments and your Ho Ho Hoooooooooooooooooo!

All the best to you for Holidays and 2011

Tomas from Toronto

Bozor Magdi on December 16, 2010

Very good photo, like

Merry Christmas and a happy new year greetings Magdi

Tomros - Pano on December 17, 2010

Hello Magdi, thank you for visiting & commenting!

Thank for your support and Like.

and Happy Holidays + all the best to you for 2011!!

Greetings, Tomas from Toronto

Krystyna SIEG on December 18, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2011!!

Patty Arsenault on December 19, 2010

Very nice shot, Tom. The splash of colour from Santa really ads to the photo. I love the composition, with only a sampling of Santa, and his hand leading us to look further into the photo. Well done! Greetings from Southwestern Ontario and Merry Christmas. Patty

kovi53 - NO VIEWS on December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

Greetings from Hungary, Viktor

Francine Verweij-Ban… on December 20, 2010

Hello Tomas

HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and your family

Warm greetings from the Philippines,


Tomros - Pano on December 22, 2010

Hello Krystyna, Patty, Viktor, Francine, and Annie, thank you for visiting & commenting.

Thanks for your wishes!

Thank for all your support and Like.

Seasons Greetings, Tomas from Toronto

Hollis chen on December 22, 2010

^_^ Like

Greetings from Taiwan,Hung-Chu Chen

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Merry Christmas

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Happy New Year 2011

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krystok62 (Krzysztof… on December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

cristian andrei on December 23, 2010


Teresa Jankowska on December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas and very happy New 2011 Year to You and all Your family.

luciano passos cruz … on December 23, 2010

Tom Rose.

傘傘傘Feliz Navidad y un Feliz Año Nuevo傘傘傘

luciano passos cruz.De Fazenda Duas Barras▲▲.Bahia.BRASIL. [<Θ>]

sr-anna on December 23, 2010

Dear Tom! Thank you for your kind comments! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Greetings from Hungary, Anna

© truskawka on December 23, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011 for you and your family.

Greetings, truskawka.

elva712 on December 28, 2010

Happy New Year 2011!! Greeting UK,Elva!


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 11, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Tomros - Pano
    • 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