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Procession of the Mysteries III

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

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  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 May 2011, 06:35
They all look so serious John. I am thinking of starting a secular version in Droitwich Spa where we would process the streets with a glorious statue of Bill Phillips held aloft
John Prior: Thanks Chris, why statue, it offers an excellent view point, although all the ritual shuffling would call for a good set of sea legs.
In 2008 I was lucky to make an exhibition "Icons of a feeling " that had as its theme the holy week of the brotherhood 15 +1 in the town of L'Hospitalet (Barcelona)

Faith moves mountains. A greeting.
John Prior: Thanks Pedro, it can.
nice event capture again, gives a good impression of the process
John Prior: Thanks Chantal
This was quite some procession John.
John Prior: Thanks Brian, we were fortunate to stumble across this traditional event, it helps to bring these places to life.
I always feel sorry for the bearers of the statues. The statues look so heavy, and so do the decorated bases they are carried on.
John Prior: Thanks Sheila, yes they do, and the processions are very slow with lots of stops and a kind of shuffling that I did not understand the reason for.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 31 May 2011, 18:53
I like your perspective here, feels like we are in the middle of the crowd.
John Prior: Thanks Otto, it was crowded there.
The statue seems to look the church; well done!
Have a nice day.

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