Saturday, March 31, 2012

Holy Week 1

Undoubtedly one of the most interesting places t spend Holy Week is Seville.  Seville is one of the most magical cities in the world to visit at any time, but in Holy Week it is particularly astonishing. There are incredible processions each day of the week sponsored by various guilds, confraternities, and pious associations.  Unfortunately, while religious in character, these processions have lost their pious association and the city takes on the ambiance of a carnival.  Some of the less touristy towns in Andalusia manage to maintain the drama without the popcorn and cotton candy air, but for the sheer numbers of processions, costumes, bands, Seville can’t be beat.  I will post a few pictures here.

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