|Photo from my apartment's terrace.|
I got a little taste of what Semana Santa will be like when the Divina Pastora Triana was carried through the streets of Triana over the weekend. It was pretty incredible--there is a full orchestra that walks behind her and their music seems to thunder through the tiny winding streets. The actual saint is huge--I think there were 30 people underneath carrying her.
Each saint is taken care of by a brotherhood or hermandad, which is a group of Catholic lay men that organize the processions. In actuality, the processions are a form of penance and a public display of faith.
Here's a couple of the videos I shot from the terrace of my apartment: