So…..the weirdest thing happened. I took pictures and videos during the procession last evening. Even pictures from above when they passed under my window…..this afternoon, when I looked for them to decide which to post, there are no videos of the event on my phone and only a couple of pictures. Weirdness!! I have never had this happen before. Weirder still, when I was telling my Spanish teachers they said it had happened to one of them 2 weeks ago. Also, when I left home I had over 2,000 pictures on my phone (excessive, I know) and now there are just over 600.
Anyway, the procession was rather impressive with a spectacular ‘float’ carried on the shoulders of dozens of men. I do have a picture of that, but I had video and pictures that were far more impressive. The procession was for Santa Maria del Monte Calvario and there are you tube videos of it. I guess I will just have to be content with looking at them :((
The picture of the square was taken before it was filled with people. You could hardly move a short time later.
The bells in the tower tolled very loudly before and during parts of type he procession. I had video of that as well.
I consider myself extremely lucky to have picked a place to stay that was right by the procession. My Airbnb hostess did not feel so lucky. It took her an hour to find a parking spot when she got home from work.