Christmas 2016 In Naples

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart

Christmas In Naples - Walk After Dinner (Page Three)

We are now half way and someone said "dessert" which will speed up the pace!

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
Moving slowly through the water

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
What is in the window you ask?

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
Santa plays the dreidel game

Did You Know? - A dreidel (Yiddish: דרײדל‎ dreydl plural: dreydlekh, Hebrew: סביבון‎‎ sevivon) is a four-sided spinning top, played with during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. The dreidel is a Jewish variant on the teetotum, a gambling toy found in many European cultures.

Each side of the dreidel bears a letter of the Hebrew alphabet: נ (Nun), ג (Gimel), ה (He), ש (Shin), which together form the acronym for "נס גדול היה שם" (Nes Gadol Hayah Sham – "a great miracle happened there"). These letters were originally a mnemonic for the rules of a gambling game played with a dreidel: Nun stands for the Yiddish word nisht ("nothing"), He stands for halb ("half"), Gimel for gants ("all"), and Shin for shtel ayn ("put in").

In Israel, the fourth side of most dreidels is inscribed with the letter פ (Pei) instead, rendering the acronym, נס גדול היה פה, Nes Gadol Hayah Poh—"A great miracle happened here" referring to the miracle occurring in the Land of Israel. Some stores in Haredi neighborhoods sell the ש dreidels.

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
Happy Hanukkah to all!

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
The House of Bears

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
Do you see what I see?

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
We walk the ramp instead of the stairs

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
Just like in the movies!

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
This is where reindeer learn how to fly!

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
The houses across the canal provide more amazing decorations

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
Something is fishy here!

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
Happy Hanukkah

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
Decorations come in every design imaginable!

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
Welcome

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
Just how tall is this door?

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
What people can do with some tree trimmings...

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
Yup! It is fall

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
The main bridge onto the island means we are close to the car!

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
Civilization!

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
"We made it...."

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
"Did someone say dessert?"

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
All smiles!

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
Joe and Alex...

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
Penny for his thoughts!

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
But that's were we parked... I think!

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
On our way to the car

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016
See you later frosty

Walking around Naples seeing the Christmas lighting 12/20/2016