Notice the bare feet in the photo above.
Semana Santa processions in Madrid aren't as famous as the ones down south but they still put on a good show on the years when the weather cooperates with the devotees. It rained the last couple years so this year, since the sun was shinning, I decided to aproveche and take some photos of those pointy hoods that are so eerie and symbolic.
I got there early and managed to score a good spot. A really sweet Spanish dude let me take his place in the front of him because I'm a shorty. Bless the Spanish heart! As the Jesus float was making its way past us, a thick-set, loud mouth bruja with a heavily painted face stopped jabbering into her cell phone just as the float was passing us and then she freaked out because she couldn't get an unobstructed view. She started yelling at me for getting in her way. Damn the Spanish religious fanaticism! The nice dude and I exchanged looks and rolled our eyes. Qué fuerte! No matter, I happily managed to fire off the photos below as the Bruja was blabbering on her mobile.
The second part of the procession, with a different brotherhood of Nazarenos leading the Maria float.
The crowd yelled out Guapa guapa as the figurine of María Santísima de la Esperanza Macarena approached us.
Some snapshots of the crowd while we waited for the procession to begin.
ORGANIZACIÓN: Real, Ilustre y Fervorosa Hermandad y Cofradía de Nazarenos de Nuestro Padre Jesús del Gran Poder y María Santísima de la Esperanza Macarena.