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Saint Sebastian

When The Saints Go Marching Out: Corpus Christi in Cusco.

August 11th 2014
They were waiting on the steps of the cathedral. All fifteen of them. Temporary wall-flowers, waiting for their turn to waltz. Adorned in fine fabrics, shot through with gold thread, capped with crowns and canopies, surrounded by fresh flowers, and outlined against a sky-blue heaven. Each surrounded by his own musicians, dancers, dignitaries and followers. Spectators milled about. Some rested o ... read more
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11th August 2014

Well captured celebration!
Your prose painted such a vivid picture of this event that I smelled the incense and sensed the awe and magic felt by the crowd. Then again, your photos transported me there perfectly. So glad you had a sunny day for this picture-perfect celebration.

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