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Setmana Santa a l'Alguer by DamaInNero Setmana Santa a l'Alguer by DamaInNero
La Setmana Santa (the Holy Week) is an ancient and important tradition in Alghero, Italy. The street lamps are covered in red cloths to provide atmosphere, and during the week preceding Easter several rituals take place, such as the procession of the Mysteries, the Last Supper, the Virgin Mary wandering through seven churches in search for her son, and finally, on Good Friday, the Elevation of the Cross in the morning and the Descent from the Cross in the evening. The latter is particularly impressive because people dress up as Gospel characters such as Pontius Pilate, Joseph of Arimathea, centurions and so on, and play the scene with statue of Jesus Christ, the Cross, the nails and a ladder. Then, a procession starts with the body of Christ laid in “lo bressol” (the cradle) and women dressed in black with candles covered in red cloth follow through the red-lit streets of the old town praying. Many monastic orders are present, including an ancient Catalan brotherhood with pointed hoods. Like all Catholic Easter rituals, the whole thing is macabre as it can be, but very evocative nonetheless: the whole populace of Alghero and many tourists from surrounding towns and even abroad gather to see it. By every church and at crossings there are several choirs singing religious hymns and songs in Sardinian and Alguerese Catalan, one of which is the very touching Passa Jesucrist.
On Easter morning there is the final ceremony, during which the statue of Christ Resurrected and his Mother meet at last in one of the squares and bow to each other while doves fly all around. At last, it's chocolate time!

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Setmana Santa a l'Alguer by DamaInNero Candle In The Wind by DamaInNero Family Prayer by DamaInNero The Hooded One by DamaInNero
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gingado Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014

Your work is featured in my "PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION 2014 - PART III"
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Nikki-vdp Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Lovely composition.
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Thanks. I am glad you enjoyed my photo!
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LASKANWLF Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional Photographer
VERY nice shot!! :clap:
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Thanks. :heart:
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LASKANWLF Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Professional Photographer
Most Welcome Sign by Mirz123  
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DormirReverPeutEtre Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Magnifique !
The eye follows the lights till the end of the pic:
brilliant compo !
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Thank you so much. :heart:
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Gerryanimator Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that is lovely.
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Thanks. :heart:
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Welanga Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant photo, beautiful. :)
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Thanks. :hug:
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AreaFive Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful! I love the way you've composed this. And such a wonderful time of day :)
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Thank you. :heart:
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calimer00 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Wonderful scene!
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Thanks. :hug:
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4ajka Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Красивая набережная!Clap 
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
И заметь, поймала момент, когда на мысе Охоты вспыхнул маяк. Его свет виден в море на расстоянии 36 км.
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4ajka Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Ого! здорово!
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Перейдя по этой ссылке, ты увидишь практически всю процессию, но не этого года, а несколько лет тому назад, я выложила её на своей странице в Гугле Пиказа, но фотографии делал мой сын:
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4ajka Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Удивительно, что люди одеты в черное.
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
В Европе это цвет траура. Итальянцы вообще любят одежду черного цвета: она считается элегантной и стройнит. :)
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4ajka Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Спасибо, Лара!
очень интересно
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Sergiba Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Uno scatto molto suggestivo. :clap:
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Grazie. Stasera andiamo a vedere la processione.
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Sergiba Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Prendi qualche foto. ;) (Wink) 
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Non ho un treppiede :( (si rotto). Ma ci provo lo stesso.
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Wonderful and moody :clap:
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Thank you. :hug:
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andersvolker Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
A combination of lantern and sunset in the same colour.
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
:)
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Placi1 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Super!Clap 
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Thanks. :hug:
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angela6331 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Nice colour in the lamps - like the tree silhouettes
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Thank you. :heart:
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beautiful perspective :hug:
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Thanks, Riki. :hug:
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3feathers Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Che bello! 
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Thanks. :hug:
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The evening can be so pretty... Love 
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Thanks. :heart:
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Nice shot :heart:
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Thank you. :hug:
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You're welcome ! :hug:
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