a.k.a. Holy Week, which in Spain = the faithful carrying out the statues of Saints through the streets of the towns, kind of putting on a Passion Play over the course of the week with these figures on their thrones.
And I'll start by enticing you with a few shots I've been fiddling with (luv iphoto!) from today's Palm Sunday procession in Elche where people brought their Palms (frequently palms they've made into true works of Art!) to be blessed and then followed Christ's entrance into Jerusalem (or in this case the Basilica of Sta Maria):
|looking through a bell|
|Christ entering Jerusalem on Palm Sunday|
|detail of an elaborate Palm|
|the Crucifixion on Mt. Golgotha crowning a Palm|
More photos, videos and stories from this procession and a couple of others as soon as I finish a research paper and have time to make a photo selection and edit the video pieces together. ;o)