Holywood

Every Christmas Season, Jan Bukvaj builds an enormous landscape out of tree stumps, moss and dried flowers in a studio in his backyard. At the scene's center he places century-old wood-carved figurines representing the Holy Family. He then populates the slopes, lakes and caves with several hundred animals, shepherds, fishermen, hunters, hunched grannies and bearded villagers, many of which were carved and painted by Bukvaj himself. But he wishes it was even bigger: Bukvaj feels that his 7-m-by-3-m room still doesn't provide enough space for his nativity scene. "If I only could tear this wall down," he laments....

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