My friend Tamara and I went to see the Christmas Tree and Neopolitan Baroque Creche at the Metrolpolitan Museum of Art. It dates back to the 18th Century, and was stunning. It was hard to capture it in pictures. But I sure tried. We had a tour guide give us an hour long talk as we walked around the tree, explaining the symbolism of the figures; it was so fascinating, and I couldn't remember most of it to write here if I tried. :-) It was a lot of information, but really cool. Merry Christmas, from the 1700's.