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June 11th 2009
Published: June 14th 2009
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Dressed up like a doll.
Today was the festival of Corpus Christi. The main street was set up for the procession of the various guilds in the Seville area dedicated to the Blessed Sacrament. There were hundreds of people in the procession, as well as several floats. The floats were of various statues of saints important to the city, as well as some marching bands and the procession of the Blessed Sacrament along with a huge cast of deacons, priests and archbishops. The procession went for about two hours. The afternoon was quiet because of the stifling heat and the fact that it was a public holiday. We went to the church of the Macarena. Not the dance, but of the Madonna of the Macarena. We are still unclear about what makes her so special to the people of Seville. In the evening, we went to the Santa Cruz area for dinner. After dinner, we went for a stroll and saw some buskers doing flamenco dancing. It was such a wonderful sight that we stayed for a second show. Tomorrow is expected to be even hotter than today, 40 C.


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The Monstrance.The Monstrance.
The Monstrance.

This huge monstrance was carried around the street during the procession for Corpus Christi, accompanied by many priests, altar boys and the rest.
The infant Jesus.The infant Jesus.
The infant Jesus.

Dressed up like a doll, carrying a chalice and a host.
A senorita A senorita
A senorita

Flamenco dancer outside the Cathedral busking.


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