Zamora´s Saint Week  

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Uploaded: 02/08/06 10:15 PM GMT
Zamora´s Saint Week
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This photography was taken in the Saint Week of Zamora (Spain) in 2005. There people celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus. Some people take to their children and so I took advantage of to portray this moment.


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02/08/06 10:58 PM GMT
I like the blue velvet and the cute little child. The costumes scared me a bit because aside from the color, they reminded me of Klu Klux Klan in the USA. Not a group I condone. This seems to be a much better celebration.
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02/08/06 11:22 PM GMT
Its a beautiful combination of two people...the adult and the child, who is just precious. I thought of the KKK too, but am glad you told the story behind this photo. Very nice shot.
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02/09/06 12:38 AM GMT
Strange how they perceive this as part of their festivities and we here in the US always associate this look with KKK. The child is precious. Do you know why they choose to wear this particular attire to celebrate? Just curious.
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02/09/06 3:31 AM GMT
This is really nice and its a journalism type of an image. Without the story it will keep the viewer wondering. Nice job you have done with the focus and composition.
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02/09/06 3:47 AM GMT
When I first saw this, i couldn't believe they would let this up on the site, but the suits weren't in white, so yea obviously I thought it was the KKK thing also...but I didn't know about this holiday, so I'm kinda glad you uploaded it, kinda learned something :D Nice shot.
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02/09/06 8:42 AM GMT
I also thought of the KKK as soon as I saw the image. Interesting how different cultures perceive the same things. As an example, the symbol associated with the Nazis is an ancient one, with different meanings for different cultures. It is also an old quilt block pattern, which is now called 'the forbidden block'. It's good to be reminded from time to time that the American way of seeing things isn't the only one. Very good image and a good lesson as well. Thank you for that.
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02/09/06 8:50 AM GMT
Fascinating image Gustavo. Thank you for the particular poignant story that goes with the image. This truly must be viewed full size for the impact of the blue velvet and the contrast of the child. I really like the way you framed it out also. Very good work. Thank you so much :~)
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03/02/06 3:10 AM GMT
Interesting and well done. Why do they wear the hoods? Here in the U.S. that is not a good sign.
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03/14/06 4:16 PM GMT
Many portuguese and spanish cities have religious processions using these strange clothes.
Please forget the KKK.... :-(
Thanks Gustavo for this nice image :-)
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03/24/06 11:37 AM GMT
English--> A very nice photo, the Zamora's Saint Week is very famous in Spain. Please don't compare this spanish tradition with KKK. Please Gustavo follow sending beautiful photos like this. A good job. Greetings.

Spanish--> Muy bonita la foto, la Semana Santa de Zamora es muy famosa en España. Por favor no comparen esta tradición española con el KKK (Ku Klux Klan). Por favor Gustavo sigue mandando fotos tan bonitas como esta. Buen trabajo. Un saludo y un abrazo.
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09/15/06 6:17 PM GMT
yeah , it looks good but it reminds me of the KKK . Thank God is not them hehe
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01/03/07 7:09 PM GMT
Muy bonita la foto, no conecia esta tradicion de Zamora.
Zamora es una ciudad muy bonita la conosco muy bien, es una ciudad muy ligada a Portugal, en Zamora se firmó el pacto de la indepencia portuguesa y Zamora tiene el mismo río de mi ciudad, el Duero.

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08/01/07 2:08 AM GMT
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05/11/09 9:32 PM GMT
Great post!!
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