Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Procesión El Cautivo (The Captive)

Leaving the house at about 11.30pm last night, I wanted to catch the return of the first major procession of Semana Santa (Holy Week) that had started out from the Plaza de Socorro at 8pm. Pictured right are the "Nazareños", who in different tunics accompany each procession throughout the week.

I met the procession at the Plaza de Andalucia unfortunately just as the rain started.

There was obvious concern amongst the "costaleros" supporting the paso (platform) that the rain would cause damage to the statue of the captive Jesus.

A decision was made to cover the paso in a plastic sheet.

It was a real shame for all concerned that the weather had intervened, in particular for the participants of the parade.

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