Holy week by petaqui

Holy week

I think that I should post this pic as a show of what Holy Week is in Spain. Holy Week in Spain is the annual commemoration of the Passion of Jesus Christ celebrated by Catholic religious brotherhoods and fraternities that perform penance processions on the streets of almost every Spanish city and town during the last week of Lent, the week immediately before Easter.
Looks like Ku Klux Klan, but isn't it xD Trust me. During this week you can see gorgeus representations about the life of Jesus Christ.
Shot by Nokia Lumia 1020, manual settings to get best result using the pureview zoom because I was far away (there were tons of people watching this). ISO 3200, 1/80, flash off, manual focus
Whoa!! My first thought was KKK... glad it isn't! Very different celebration than in my Catholic parish here in the U.S. Thank you for sharing!!
April 15th, 2014  
Fantastic shot, and great commentary :)
April 16th, 2014  
Great insight
April 19th, 2014  
@m_olson Got to admit, like Merredith I thought KKK... kinda scary the resemblance. Great shot.
April 19th, 2014  
I went to Spain back in '99 or '98. Either way I loved Holy Week. The smells were to die for! I still have my map although the pictures are gone (our luggage was stolen). This picture reminds me of the smell...and the food.
April 19th, 2014  
@m_olson How do you celebrate this? And thanks for the comment =) @anainalens @scolgs Thank you :D
@photohoot haha looks like, yep
@denvern8v Most people that comes to Spain think like you...food, and drink! We love the art of eating :P
April 19th, 2014  
@petaqui I went for history and architecture. The food was just a bonus! I do have some pictures (just not of Holy Week). I guess the theives didn't want my disposable camera as much as my underwear. I'll try to dig them up. They'll be fun to edit and fix!
April 19th, 2014  
@denvern8v It's really sad that you loose all your things... fuc***g thieves =(
Did you carry a lot of underwear or what? XDD lol
April 21st, 2014  
@petaqui It's always a good idea to carry lots of underwear. ;) No, they robbed our car and took all our luggage. I can't remember what city we were in though. I know we were on our way from Madrid to Savilla and had stopped to eat...we were always stopping to eat.
Next year (if you're stil on this) can I put in some requests for pictures of Saints?
April 21st, 2014  
@denvern8v Yes, of course you can!! =) Next course I'll be living in Ljubljana (Slovenia) on Erasmus, but my idea is going to Spain during Easter. So please, do it!! =) (If you remember to do so!)
April 21st, 2014  
@petaqui You travel a lot?
April 21st, 2014  
@denvern8v Yes I do, I'm a lucky guy. I love travelling, and I plan cheap trips so I can "travel the world" :) And what about you?
April 21st, 2014  
@petaqui I'm Jealous! I wish I could travel more. I pretty much stay in the states.
April 22nd, 2014  
Intriguing, thank you for the info, I´m not at all familiar with catholic traditions....I´m with the others, the hoods reminded me of KKK but of course it´s obvious that it´s not the case.
April 23rd, 2014  
Ha - my initial thought was of the KKK, too!! This is lovely - you did well with manual focus and low light! If you love travelling, would absolutely recommend Edinburgh. But bring warm clothes!
April 23rd, 2014  
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