Saturday, October 22, 2011
Corpus Christi and Catedral de Santa María de la Sede, Sevilla
Sevilla makes Catholicism seem really fun. The cathedrals are so wonderfully gaudy, and the religious processions so elaborate. I was there during Corpus Christi in July, a holiday I know nothing about. I gathered this much: Sevilla residents adorn some sculptures with flowers and candles, parade them through the streets with marching bands and those swinging incense containers, and throw lots of rosemary branches on the ground. Also, if you're a woman over the age of 60, I think you're required to fan yourself and cry. I loved every moment of it. Although, the marching bands did create some inconvenient traffic blocks. On a side note, I realized while there that most of my prior information of the city came from Destinos. Did anybody else have to watch this in high school?
The shots below are all from a visit to the Catedral de Santa María de la Sede, a Destinos-informed adventure that turned out well.
I shouldn't love all this gold as much as I do.