Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday 2017

I actually got my butt out of bed early and went downtown...and nothing was going on! HA HA! I'm so out of touch this year. I didn't see a single procession. Not one! How is that even possible? I guess it's like when you want to see a parade, there aren't any, and when you're trying to get somewhere in a hurry, you're blocked by marching bands and school kids in weird costumes. Oh well.
Sooooo many buses parked along the river! They're not kidding when they say it's the busiest week.
And check out how low the river water level is. It's barely there! Wait until the rains come and then I'll show you the difference.  :)
I love these weird fruity arches they put up.
My friend went to San Juan across the lake and took some great pictures of their alfombras. They're quite artistic there!
They put some Van Gogh influence into a picture of Lake Atitlan. Amazing.
The colours are so rich!
Just amazing work. With sawdust. Just wow.
This is a very natural one with flower petals and pine needles. The smell of the carpets is so wonderful.
This is another alfombra from Solola.
What happens to the carpets of sawdust and flowers? The processions walk through them. Yep, they walk all over them and mess them up! Then the sweepers come and clean it all up and all that's left is dust in the cobblestone cracks. Pretty neat, eh?

Leaving you with this short video of how busy it was down at the beach and docks. If you look closely, you can see Bert taking Calvin down to the water for a drink!
Happy Easter, everyone! 😊

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