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Good Friday Purple

Good Friday Purple

Quito Ecuador

Good Friday will never be the same for me after yesterday’s  “Procesion Jesus del Gran Poder” in Quito.   Raised in Mississippi and aware of the negative associations of Mississippi to the Ku Klux Klan, I looked forward to seeing the purple-tunic version with pointed hats used in their proper and rightful place in history.Cariote

The positive associations with these costumes trump the KKK’s negative one.

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Although many friends had told me that this would be a huge event, I was not prepared for the masses that crowded the streets to observe the procession.

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For more information about Holy Week in Quito plus a bounty of grand images, I point you to Bob Ramsak’s Piran Cafe. Based in Quito for a few months, Bob combines professionalism in journalism with the art of photography.

When this post fires out of the “Pending” folder, I’ll be attending a wedding ceremony on the line of the equator!

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Many more images and posts will follow, just not sure when!  Happy Easter weekend, everyone!  oops.. the post did not go out as planned, but the wedding and reception were stunning.  reception still going strong!  You won’t believe the show!

Back to the fiesta!

More soon!

Z

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