St. Martin in Thalwil (CH)

Saint Martin was a Roman soldier who, during a cold winter night, cut his jacket in half when he saw a poor beggar suffering from the cold. That night he dreamed Jezus was the beggar. After this dream, he decided to leave the army to become a hermit and devote himself to his belief in Christ.

Due to his popularity with the poor, he attracted a lot of followers. When a new bishop needed to be appointed in Tours, these followers wanted to appoint him in this position.

However, St. Martin preferred preaching the Gospel, and tried to hide from his followers. Unfortunately, they discovered him in his hiding place, and against his own will was appointed bishop.

On November 11, 2021, the Reformed Church in Thalwil started a new tradition, by celebrating St. Martin around the Reformed Church of Thalwil.

It was a beautiful event around a big fire with stories, songs, special brass band music (‘Guggenmusik’), sausages and glühwein.

And I was there with my cameras. I started with my Panasonic S5 and the 20-60 mm 3.2 – 5.6 lens, however, due to poor lightning conditions I quickly started using my trusted Nikon D750 with the Tamron 35 mm 1.8 SP lens.

You can find a selection of my pictures below. All pictures I took can be seen in Flickr in high resolution.

All pictures taken with the Nikon D750 camera and the Tamron 35 mm 1.8 SP lens.

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