Saturday, April 03, 2010

Emergency repairs

This was the moment yesterday — at the end of turno 4 — when the Escuela de Cristo anda had to be lowered to the cobbles and a ladder hastily procured, so that one brave man in black could ascend to replace the little gold cross which had toppled from the the roof of the somwhat wobbly pavillion which sheltered the urna. This bore a striking resemblance to Bernini's Baldacchino in the basilica of St Peter's in Rome (see below) and set the tone for the decorative style across this year's procession, which eschewed the peachy marble-effect constructions of recent years.

The cause of this mishap? A gust of wind, Felipe reported to me. He'd been one of the devotos cargadores when the incident occurred.

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