18 October 2009

Mysterious Installations at La Parroquia

Umpteenth Photo of La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel

A few days ago some interesting and mysterious installations showed up at the gate of La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel and in the mini-plaza inside the gate that one crosses to enter the door of the church. "Mini-plaza" is not a word, but I cannot for the life of me come up with the correct word. These installations were made completely of plant materials.

I gathered—for reasons I cannot explain—that each of these installations was constructed by this or that civic organization or perhaps other organizations more closely affiliated with the church. Some were more impressive than others, but they were all quite arresting.

Of course I was not moved to investigate more so that I could give you some hard information about these, and I did not bump into anyone who knew what the deal was.

Moreover, I have had a vivid deja vu concerning these. I was sure I had already put them up on the blog somewhere. Apparently, I had not. If I have already, then you get to see them again here.


Anonymous said...

I like community aspect...kind of like a community craft project.

Ruth said...

Preparation for some religious festival/parade?

Beej said...

I have no idea what these mean but they are beautiful. I'm thinking they might be in celebration of a saints day?

Señor Steve said...

I was just chatting with a gentleman, formerly from New York City, this morning about these things. He is as stumped as I am, folks.

Sooner or later I will find out what the deal is, and I will follow up.

Candy Minx said...

These are amazing!!!!!

Day of the dead?

Señor Steve said...

No, but I did learn this. When these things appeared, they were first paraded through the streets, and only after that were they placed in front of the church. Joachim filled me on that. That indicates to me that it is definitely a saint thing.

Day of the Dead is coming up soon. I am looking forward to that.