IMG: Semana Santa in Alicante 2008

  • From: Nathan Wajsman <nathan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Leica Users Group <lug@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, LEG <leica@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, olympus@xxxxxxxxxx, Picture a Day discussion group <pad@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 08:16:43 +0100

I went to see the Semana Santa celebrations on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. This is one of the most important events of the year in every Spanish city, and Alicante is no exception. I shot around 400 pictures, and frankly had a hard time editing them down to the 51 I chose for the gallery. In any event, the results are here:

Just to pre-empt comments about the KKK-style hoods in some of the processions: these traditions go back centuries and so precede the KKK. According to what some friends in Seville once explained to me, the faces are covered to symbolize that all are equal before God.

As always, comments are warmly welcome and appreciated. All images with the E3, and either the 25mm 1.4 Leica/Panasonic (nighttime shots) or the 12-60mm Olympus.


Nathan Wajsman
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