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Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Oberammergau Passion Play: View-Master

The Oberammergau Passion Play has been a theatrical performance since 1634. In 1950, View-Master took their 3-D cameras and captured photography for their 3-D hand held viewers. This photo is from one of the three reels showing a scene from the resurrection. The play covers a short period of the earthly life of Jesus Christ: from his visit to Jerusalem to his crucifixion. It is performed every ten years, with the next performance scheduled for 2020. The production is live and involves over 2,000 performers, musicians, and technicians. Please excuse the somewhat blurry photo as my optics are packed away for a trip.