Travel Photography Photos tagged as jesus
Church in Manila with Jesus statue
The plaque in front of this cross reads: "Agosto Ramirez Monastario, OFM. on the 15th Anniversary of his martyrdom (1983-1998) In his memory for his great faith in giving his life for his friends dedicated to the poor and the struggle for Guatemala's peace." The plaque was dedicated by Families of Franciscans United and the Franciscan Order in Guatemala.
It's difficult to see in this photo, but the statue at the bottom window shows Jesus carrying his cross, the one above him is a statue of Jesus with his right arm bent at the elbow and his hand in a blessing with his index and next finger in a kind of peace sign. The third window from the bottom could be Jesus again in heaven or it could be a representation of God with a staff that looks like a tree. The top window seems to be the angel Gabriel with wings extended and a lance in his hand.
Jesus is Crucified.
In this scene Jesus is being marched to Calvary for Crucifixion.
Here Jesus is being prepared for flogging. The floats tend to be very specific in themes.
This is the scene associated with Palm Sunday when Jesus rides into town on a donkey and the villagers through palm fronds on the ground as he is passing.
"For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." *Romans 8:38-39*
The procession has passed. Children go up and play in the left over sawdust. Some people stoop down and pick up a bit of the sawdust as a remembrance. In a minute the city workers will descend upon the remaining sawdust and sweep it away leaving only a faded memory.
After the Anda with Jesus and a few saints there is the Anda carrying Virgin Mary. There is little left of the alfombra, but they will make sure they walk over what is there.
You can see what is left of the beautiful artwork as the drummers behind the anda now cross over the alfombra. The colors are still there but it no longer resembles the image that was once there a few minutes before.
There is a strangeness about watching the anda of Jesus crossing over the face of Jesus. Did Jesus not sacrifice himself? This would seem a good representation of that.
The first steps of the and onto the alfombra. There is a sadness coming over me as I've invested lots of time to watch this one being created.
The very serious Roman guards make onlookers step back to make way for the Jesus anda.
After the Roman guards the cucuruchos process before the anda. These also will not be stepping on the alfombra.
Cucuruchos carrying incense burners bless the way before the anda carrying Jesus arrives.
The procession is around the corner from the Santa Maria carpet. They are receiving a blessing in front of the Cathedral and we can see the soldiers preparing to walk down the side of the Captain's General Building were this alfombra is located. The soldiers will not step foot on the alfombra.
After removal of the boards that form the frame around the alfombra you get an opportunity to see the layers of sawdust which at this point is about 3 inches deep.
The main artist of the village from Santa Maria de Jesus survey's the finished carpet.
Using the panoramic setting on my camera I used two frames to get a sense of the size of this alfombra.
The waves were very interesting because they sparkled. They had gone to the added expense to get some blue colored sparkle flakes at an artisan shop to give the waves some additional depth.
With the faces and hands installed of Jesus and the disciples the boat comes to life.