Thursday, December 27, 2012
Even Santa decided to take a break and check out the latest fashion magazine.
The gal on the left is holding a little (live and probably terrified) lamb.
The official Traveling Christ Child brings up the end of the Parade route. It's a fascinating story of how the Parade came to be, definitely a major piece of history for our City. This statue of the Baby Jesus was taken to Rome to be blessed by the Pope in the 1960's.
We hope all of our readers have also had a wonderful, fun and joyful Christmas Season.
A Very Happy New Year to All!
Food (and a few yucks) with friends and enjoying all the decorations around town. More and more decorations on the streets, malls and homes than in previous years.
We've also enjoyed all the fairly mild (to us) weather at this time of year here in Cuenca. No snow! (We love that part.) A couple heavy rain storms, complete with thunder and lightening, but...no snow!
We had some camera 'opportunities' at the BIG Parade on Christmas Eve, but we did get several fairly good ones to share with you. So many to share, in fact, we're doing this collection is 2 parts for your enjoyment. Cuenca is known for this annual event and this year's was as BIG and FUN as previous ones.
We started out the day walking to the Square to see the beginning of the Parade. Then, went on home for a rest and joined some friends for the end of the Parade. This Parade goes on for hours, so all children can participate.
The beginning...so many people!
Angel begins the Parade with the guiding star.
Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus getting a round of applause.
Lots going on in these pics You might have to click on them to enlarge for all the details....we didn't crop or edit much.
Part 2, the end of the Parade, is next.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Another fun day with the Watsons!