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Semana Santa in Mexico City

Last Friday I got up early to explore a town and its Semana Santa. At 7.20 it looked very abandoned. Just a few people who started dragging big bags out of the church. I started wondering what they were doing with these bags, so I followed them. They started making a coloured tapestry for the procession of Semana Santa. I was amazed by the speedness they made it. But I was astonished when I found out they made this tapestry the whole way of the procession, untill the hill with the temple. It’s a perfect example of Mexican culture: a mix of their own traditions and the Catholic influence of Spain… Most pictures I took with my Pentax. I shot some digital to check the light, which was horrible during midday… Every day I fall in love again with the format of the Pentax. It seems like the digital makes everything so flat and out of balance… I am not satisfied with these pictures, but I do want to share this tradition for Easter.

Semana Santa - Feet


Semana Santa - Procession


Semana Santa - Cross


Semana Santa - Jesus


Semana Santa - Tapestry


Semana Santa - Walk on the hill


Semana Santa - Temple


4 responses

  1. Zaaalig!

    Helemaal anders dan Spanje. Leuk om te zien! Foto 3 is mijn favoriet.

    April 12, 2009 at 9:39 pm

  2. Ik vind foto 6 erg goed, zo theatraal! Wist niet eens dat dit gedaan werd in Mexico.

    April 13, 2009 at 11:54 am

  3. Hey Evy looks like you are having fun and making some happy snaps – keep up the good work!

    April 13, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    • Evy

      The serious work is done with my Pentax and large format camera 😉 But I have to wait for the results when I get back to Belgium… Hope to see you there soon (after 23rd of April)

      April 13, 2009 at 3:26 pm

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