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photoblog image Procession of the Mysteries II.
Procession of the Mysteries II.|

Procession of the Mysteries II.

Procession of the Mysteries, San Nicola, Bari, Southern Italy on Good Friday

comments (7)

  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 30 May 2011, 06:39
We almost never see something like this in the Protestant countries, John, like even here in The Netherlands. But once you get south of us, the Roman Catholic influence is everywhere. We didn't see anything like this while in Belgium over the weekend but we sure saw plenty else, like all the holy niches. You sure do a good job of photo-journalism!
John Prior: Thanks Ginnie, yes very true, somehow the old Catholic traditions manage to survive in the modern world, and long may they do so. Italy, especially the south, is unique in that it has two influences that have shaped its character, the Church and the Mafia.
Beautifully sharp picture John. I find religious ceremonies very strange
John Prior: Thanks Bill, yes strange but fascinating.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 May 2011, 09:06
A tremendous image John
John Prior: Thanks Chris smile
good overview there
John Prior: Thanks Chantal smile
interesting bit of activity going on there. the blocks on the wall to the left are quite captivating.
John Prior: Thanks Ayush smile
A very good image John. The sculpture of Christ and the cross is an amazing work of art.
John Prior: Thanks Brian.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 30 May 2011, 15:54
I do find such things fascinating. It's not something I see here in America.
John Prior: Thanks Otto, really the domain of Catholic countries.

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