Sunday 1 April 2018

semana santa (seville)

Images from a visit to Seville exactly a year ago, during the Semana Santa events in Andalucia over the Easter week, 2014. One particular highlight that lingers in the memory: tracking a 12-hour procession looping through the city with an astonishing brass-and-drum band and assorted hooded penitents, the 'La Hiniestra' crew, led by a slo-mo marching figure who looked like an unlikely hybrid of Matthew Goulish and Robbie Williams. An intensely moving and absorbing durational event, interspersed by regular smoking and eating breaks for the musicians and penitents ...

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