Thursday, October 18, 2007

Nazarine October

Senor de los Milagros, 2006, New York, NY
Another year that goes by, and another year that the Peruvian faith manifests itself in the streets of Lima. It's a long tradition spanning hundreds of years and breaking many geographic barriers. The Nazarene, the Black Christ, the Lord of Miracles, once again makes its way through vast crowds that accompany him day and nigh. With hopes of receiving a miracle, many flock to the colonial painting of the a Crucified Christ, originally painted by a black slave of one of the of Lima's slums. Said to be the biggest religious procession in the world, the Lord of Miracles brings together over half a million faithfull from all walks of life. Celebrities, Politicians, Clergy, and laymen all unite under the Peruvian sky to the beat of drums, turmpets, and singing maids.



2 comments:

ParisBreakfasts said...

I got you YOUR postcard yesterday!
See today's post!!!
YUM

Luis Colan said...

Yay post card yay!!!!! Glad you like today's post...was hopping people not to get turned off by it.