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A 'paso' in an Easter procession in Cartagena, Spain. Photo taken at night, from my hotel, with a 300f zoom, without flash and hand held. No photoshop...
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A 'paso' in an Easter procession in Cartagena, Spain. Photo taken at night, from my hotel, with a 300f zoom, without flash and hand held. No photoshopped at all.
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Semana Santa, or Holy Week (the week preceding Easter Sunday or Pascua), is elaborately celebrated each year in Spain. During the week, each afternoon heavy 17th century floats bearing 'imagenes' of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary emerge from the old churches and process through the streets for hours. The ‘Costaleros’ bear the weight of these enormous floats, while ‘Penitents’ lead and follow the floats wearing the traditional ‘Capirotes’ and candles. The Capirotes, the conic ‘hats’, have the same ancient origin but literarily an opposite meaning than the infamous KKK coward identity covers. The cries of the ‘Pregoneros’ bring the story of Jesus's crucifixion and are heard in the main streets. Sharing in the deeply rooted Christian traditions on this very special week in any important city of Spain is definitely worth while, especially in certain cities, like Seville or Cartagena.
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(File#: 2014-04-16 22.00.40)
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surath49
 
surath49 January 02, 2015
Classic.
UnkleFrank
 
UnkleFrank January 03, 2015
Nice steady hand to take this magnificent image.
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tonybruguiere October 13, 2015
Nicely done. I enjoyed your gallery.
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