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Neapolitan Creche by talented artist Dayle Elsesser of Gaylordsville, CT

Neapolitan Creche by talented artist Dayle Elsesser of Gaylordsville, CT. What a wonderful gift it is to go the see the Neopolitan Creche! The faces of the lively figures are based on friends and family members of Dayle Elsesser. An amazing display for all to see, don't miss going to the Neapolitan Creche this season! You will love it, I am sure.

The creche will be lit from now through January 8th, 2010 until 11:00 pm nightly, and till 1:00 am on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Located at 48 Gaylord Rd in Gaylordsville, it is an easy drive up Route 7. (Gaylordsville is actually part of New Milford, CT)

Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate

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Comment balloon 16 commentsAndrea Swiedler • December 08 2009 07:40AM


Some very impressive photos Andrea, please try to share a couple more when there's some snow on the ground.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 10 years ago

Beautiful pictures Andrea!  What a wonderful touch of history and Christmas. Agree with Ed, can you shoot some more shots when there is snow on the ground.  We know you will, we know you like snow shots! ;) 

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 10 years ago

thanks for sharing the photos with us, really neat history in the sculptures.. where's the snow...

Posted by Diane Daley (Caron's Gateway Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Ed, lol, I will do my best, thanks!

Al & Peggy, isn't it great? LOL, as I said to Ed, I will do my best! As New Milford is 64 square miles, this is on the exact opposite side of town from where I am. Planning is key.

Caron, I will go back, LOL, I will go back!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 10 years ago

Andrea ---- oh,my gosh!!! --what beautiful photos -- I,too, agree with Ed


Posted by Liz Loadholt, Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC (Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC) over 10 years ago

Andrea, it would be a nice drive this time of the year to go see the display.  I haven't seen anything like it before.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 10 years ago

I've never seen anything like this before, Andrea! What a talented person very cool!


Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) over 10 years ago
Hi Andrea- I wish that I could travel to see the creche. I do love nativities in general! Sara
Posted by Sara Woolford & Steve Golson, ALHS (iTexas Realty Co.) over 10 years ago
Hi Andrea- I wish that I could travel to see the creche. I do love nativities in general! Sara
Posted by Sara Woolford & Steve Golson, ALHS (iTexas Realty Co.) over 10 years ago

Andrea, that is impressive!  I wasn't expecting that many figures in the Creche!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) over 10 years ago

Andrea, this is an amazing display! He must have worked for years making all of those figures of his family!


Posted by Caren Wallace, Portland Caren Real Estate (Premier Property Group LLC) over 10 years ago

Nice pictures Andrea-that looks really interesting.  I have to admit though, anytime I see Neapolitan I think of ice cream!  LMAO!


Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 10 years ago

Hi Andrea, Most unusual and indeed the artist is very talented. What are the figures made of ? I stopped the slide show to read about how these came to be but it didn't mention of what material they are made. Cement perhaps. The faced are quite detailed for cement,( that was guess based solely on the color, :-) Quite a wonderful display.

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 10 years ago

Great display, but I have to agree with several other commenters: We want snow! LOL

Happy end of year!

Posted by Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer (Russel Ray) over 10 years ago

Which product did you use to do the photo display above? I am visiting from your other phone call post today.

Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge over 10 years ago


I have been checking out your other recent posts as well.  I had to come by this one and check the Neapolitan Creche photos.  Simply beautiful!   Congrats on getting a phone call from the artist himself.  It sure is nice to have the Creche contemplated by people all over the country and other parts of the world thanks to this post of yours.  I am sure Dayle was happy to see his art reach a bigger audience then he initially anticipated.  Happy Holidays! 

Posted by Gerry Khatchikian, ASA, TRC, SFR over 10 years ago