Slovak Bethlehem

Author

Martin Talač

Published
24.02.2015

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Basilica of the Virgin Mary and the building with the betlehem on the right

Slovak Bethlehem is situated in the village Rajecká Lesná and was carved by the woodcarver Jozef Pekara. One would think that the creation of this masterpiece took 1 or 2 years, but it took Mr. Pekara more than 15 years to create this original, unique Bethlehem.

The Bethlehem is 8.5 meters wide, 2.5 meters deep and 3 meters high and contains more than 300 figures, of which are approximately 200 moving. They represent the culture, trade and Slovak crafts.

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The whole masterpiece
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Bratislava castle with the bridge and UFO restaurant
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The process of wine making in Modra
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Horseshoeing
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Pottery of the town Modra
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Slovak household in the past.
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Washing clothes in the stream
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Weaving
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Saw Mill process
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Mowing
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Shepherd with the flock of sheep
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Dog chasing the bear
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People going to church in the evening after difficult day

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