So This is Christmas... And Summer Too!

10

Christmas... It's snowing everywhere, children playing in the streets, families making snowmen and decorating, and carols are sung in front of the fireplace, right? Well, not really!

The word Christmas reminds us immediately images of Santa, Christmas trees, snow, happy snowmen, and plenty of food of course. But that’s not the reality worldwide. In fact, half the planet is experiencing the summer, and we can not forget this!

I live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where Christmas is celebrated a little differently. Although the decoration of Christmas is the same as in the northern hemisphere, the weather is just the opposite. It’s funny to see snowmen on the lawn of a park where the temperature reaches 40 º C. And Christmas trees in a mall with a view to Guanabara Bay, one of the most famous scenes in Rio.

But the differences are not limited to climate. The celebration of Christmas can also be different. The Christmas tradition is waiting to open presents under the tree on the morning of December 25th (the
actual day of Christmas) and then there is a Christmas lunch with the family, and in some places they use colored crowns. But here at home at least we have a big Christmas dinner on December 24th and the presents are opened at midnight. So 25th is basically the day to lunch leftovers from Christmas dinner. Previously, when the family’s children were younger and still believed in Santa Claus (including myself), my grandfather would dress up and make bell noises, entering the house with a bag full of gifts. Our eyes sparkled as we waited for him to get a gift with our name from his magical bag….

Strange for you? Well, is not the traditional Christmas, but for me is a lot of fun!

Here we go. Some pictures I took this week before the Christmas. Sun… Beach… Sea… I can’t imagine a better place to be during Christmas! Snow? Blah :P

I’m getting bronzed these days…

written by lucianamorin on 2010-12-28 in #lifestyle

10 Comments

  1. seaing
    seaing ·

    This was nice reading, considering the fact that I, too, celebrate Christmas with warm weather :)

  2. naomac
    naomac ·

    I'm in Australia so summer too all the northern hemisphere's snowy xmas photo's makes me feel cold they are pretty but cold hehe.

  3. coca
    coca ·

    i'm from Chile so we have a very warm Christmas too, with 30-34°C :)))

  4. trashpilotin
    trashpilotin ·

    I am from Germany and i would Love to have your temperatures :) i am really upset with all the Snow, but yeah you know: everybody wants the Things you don't have ;)

  5. elletra
    elletra ·

    Merry Christmas! ;D

  6. coolsigg
    coolsigg ·

    I am from Singapore, located near the equator. There is no snow here and it's summer all year round! So we normally have a warm Xmas too! But this year it's been raining almost everyday and temperature is around 22-25 degrees C. Quite nice to feel cool once in a while.

  7. cruzron
    cruzron ·

    I live in the tropics too! Haven't felt or seen snow EVER. maybe some day :)

  8. woosang
    woosang ·

    I live iN Australia and also celebrate in the hot sun. Can't beat it

  9. dogma
    dogma ·

    :) right now, outside i can see more then 40cm of snow on the sidewalk

  10. lucianamorin
    lucianamorin ·

    cruzron, Yeah, I never saw the snow too!

More Interesting Articles

  • British Authors Dress Up as Their Favorite Literary Character for '26 Characters' Exhibit

    written by chooolss on 2014-07-02 in #lifestyle
    British Authors Dress Up as Their Favorite Literary Character for '26 Characters' Exhibit

    Who says playing dress up is just for children? Here are 26 of Britain's well-loved authors, ditching their pens and papers for a while to pose in front of the camera as their favorite literary characters when they were kids!

  • Whip Up Winter Wonders with the Lomo'Instant!

    written by fl0werp0wer on 2014-12-16 in #gear #tipster
    Whip Up Winter Wonders with the Lomo'Instant!

    Winter is upon us! Want to make the most out of your Lomo'Instant camera this Christmas? Here are five fabulous tricks to try during the holidays that would add a touch of character to your gifts and decorations.

  • Lomography featured in Carnaby Shopping Video

    written by hannah_brown on 2014-05-22 in #news
    Lomography featured in Carnaby Shopping Video

    Every summer Carnaby Street and its surrounding areas have a big shopping party with late openings, deals, offers, gifts, DJs and street music. This year they made a video documenting the night and we are in it! Check it out, it'll make you want to come to the next one.

  • Shop News

    Give your space a facelift with your own analogue print

    Give your space a facelift with your own analogue print

    Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • Lomography x The Photography Show

    written by gise11e on 2015-02-20 in #people #news #lifestyle #locations #events
    Lomography x The Photography Show

    Lomography UK are excited to announce we will be at the Photography Show 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham on March 21st - 24th. Come by and say hello! There will be workshops and you’ll also be able to test out the newest addition to the family; the Petzval Art Lens. As well as Lomo’Instants to play around with. Read on for details about our workshops and how to get tickets for this exciting event.

  • Lomography Day Trips: Snow Monkeys in Japan

    written by ihave2pillows on 2014-03-13 in #world #locations
    Lomography Day Trips: Snow Monkeys in Japan

    Today, we are playing National Geo -- I mean Lomographic. You must have seen one of these before. Eyes closed, fluffy red-cheek monkeys meditating in a steamy hot tub surrounded by snowy mountains. That's right, I'm taking you deep into Hell and find the Snow Monkeys of Japan.

    8
  • Fun Under the Sun: How I Like to Spend My Summer

    written by jutei on 2014-07-14 in #lifestyle
    Fun Under the Sun: How I Like to Spend My Summer

    Here in Finland winter is freezing, dark, and seemingly lasts forever. Summer is quite short so you have to make the best of it while you can. Here's how I like to spend my summer.

  • Shop News

    Get world’s finest grain film shot!

    Get world’s finest grain film shot!

    Original fresh stock from Kodak 50D, prepped and rolled for clean safe C-41 standard development as an ISO 50 film!

  • Monday Moodboard: 1990s Summertime

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-05-19 in #news
    Monday Moodboard: 1990s Summertime

    It's been a boiling, scorching, baking hot summer here in the Philippines since March, and believe it or not, I haven't been to the beach yet. I'm going to do something about that, but not without making another playlist for the trip! This time, I decided to make a mix inspired by the summer vacations of my younger days.

  • Online Promotion: Summer Bazaar (Asia Only) !

    written by sanamiii on 2014-05-22 in #news
    Online Promotion: Summer Bazaar (Asia Only) !

    Summer is always thrilling and worth looking forward to. There are so many exciting things to do: trips to the seaside, chilling out with friends with beer and music, and going on surfing holidays, to name a few. To make summer even more fun is the ongoing Summer Bazaar in the Lomography Online Shop!

  • Lomography T-Shirt Sale! Grab One for 5 USD/EUR/GBP For 1 Week Only

    written by shhquiet on 2014-06-17 in #news
    Lomography T-Shirt Sale! Grab One for 5 USD/EUR/GBP For 1 Week Only

    Summer has just begun and you need to be comfy as you shoot and soak up the sun. Make sure you're wearing the right stuff; put on an ultra-soft Lomography T-Shirt! The good news is that all Lomography T-Shirts are on sale until 22nd June, so you can hoard and wear one for every day of the week.

  • Shop News

    The Perfect Portrait Lens

    The Perfect Portrait Lens

    The New Petzval Lens comes in 2 lens mount variations. You can purchase a New Petzval Lens with Canon EF mount, or one with a Nikon F mount. The lens works with both analogue and digital cameras with this type of lens mount. There also is a range of adapters available in our Online Shop to use your Petzval Lens on various other (d)SLRs or even compact system cameras!

  • My Lomo’Instant Quick Tips

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-11-12 in #gear #tipster
    My Lomo’Instant Quick Tips

    I backed the Kickstarter project for the Lomo’Instant earlier this year and was thrilled to receive it last week. I love how the camera naturally encourages you to experiment with its different features, whether it’s through flashing your multiple exposures with different colors or trying different creative techniques after your shots has been ejected. Here are a few tips from what I’ve discovered from playing with the camera so far (and a couple of tips I want to try out in future)!

  • 10 Coolest Places To Visit ... Underwater!

    written by shhquiet on 2014-07-10 in #lifestyle
    10 Coolest Places To Visit ... Underwater!

    Where are you headed to this summer? Where I'm from summer has ended too soon, so I'm still daydreaming of sand and seafoam. I decided to check out the archives for some cool beach-y snapshots and came across a lot of interesting underwater photos! Check out my finds after the jump; hopefully this list will inspire you to grab a Fisheye Sub or a Krab, along with your Fisheye cameras and LC-A+, for some underwater adventure.

    1
  • Then and Now: Halley Docherty juxtaposes classic paintings with modern street views

    written by chooolss on 2014-04-24 in #lifestyle
    Then and Now: Halley Docherty juxtaposes classic paintings with modern street views

    Not too long ago, if you will recall, we featured a series of photographs featuring classic album covers superimposed on their respective modern-day Google Street Views by The Guardian. Now, it appears that the folks at the British daily is at it again, with artist Halley Docherty making mash-ups of classic paintings depicting cities in Europe, North America, and Asia and their Google Street View screenshots!