Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pastora Triana procession

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:

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