Wednesday night was the Processión de Nuestro Padre Jesus Cautivo y Nuestra Señora de Los Dolores (Procession of Our Captive Father Jesus and Our Lady of Sorrows). Perhaps because rain was expected, I never did see the float carrying Our Lady of Sorrows. Fortunately, there was a brief (30-second) shower and skies then remained clear for the rest of the night.
The novelty of this procession is that the tall float is carried under the commuter train tracks and also under some electrical wires strung across the street that follows. The costaleros (carriers) lower to hip level the wood beams that support the float, lifting them back to their shoulders after clearing the low areas. They get a round of applause each time.
|BEFORE CROSSING UNDER THE COMMUTER TRAIN TRACKS.|
I’m beginning to lose my enthusiasm for these processions. However, there are a couple of very interesting statues coming up this week that I may decide to see and then share. I’m feeling very irreverent this evening. Feel free to suggest your own captions for today’s photos. They couldn’t possibly be any more inappropriate than what I had in mind.
|CHURCH OF THE VIRGIN OF CARMEN (PATRON SAINT OF FISHERMAN)|