Monday, July 17, 2017

Salve Marinera / Praise Song Of The Seas

La versión español está después de la versión inglés.

SOME VIEWS OF the procession of the Virgin of Carmen as it made its way through our neighborhood, Los Boliches, in the city of Fuengirola and into and back out of the Mediterranean Sea. For me, it's a magnificent, magical ... and pagan event.

ALGUNAS VISTAS DE la procesión de la Virgen del Carmen que se dirigía a través de nuestro barrio, Los Boliches, en la ciudad de Fuengirola y dentro y fuera del mar Mediterráneo. Para mí, es un evento magnífico, mágico... y pagano.


SINGING "SALVE MARINERA," OFFICIAL ANTHEM OF SPANISH NAVY.
CANTANDO "SALVE MARINERA," HIMNO OFICIAL DE LA ARMADA ESPAÑOLA.














THE END.
EL FIN.

Click here for a brief video clip of the costaleros and the crowd singing "Salve Marinera."
Haz clic aquí, si quieres escuchar los costaleros cuando se cantan "Salve Marinera."

24 comments:

  1. WOW! Mitchell, you certainly did enjoy this magical event!! Incredible photos that 'took me away' for an instant!!

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    1. Jim:
      It has been our favorite event every year here in Fuengirola. I tried to view it differently each time so I can share a different kind of story in pictures.

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    1. anne marie:
      I suggested to Jerry that maybe the guy on the right was wearing a thong. We never did get to confirm.

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  3. Impressively pagan. And just plain impressive, right through the end.

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    1. Wilma:
      Last year the sea was extremely rough, so they were in and out more quickly, paralleling the shore all the time. This year the sea was calm and warm. They were all over the place, back and forth and up and down. It was amazing. AND they had a huge crowd along with them.

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  4. Beautiful!!!! And yes, very pagan. I like seeing a female goddess/mother figure given that kind of honor, whether she's called Mary or something else. :)

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    1. Jennifer:
      It's fascinating how pagan all these festivals are. I love looking at them that way.

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  5. An incredible tradition! The photos are beautiful, especially the spectacular night shots! Thank you!

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    1. Elaine:
      It's not easy, standing in the water in the shifting sands and focusing steadily for these night shots. I toss more than I keep!

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  6. Dear. I'm ready to dive right into that sea of men.........but the platform they are carrying is gorgeous! I see why it's magical.

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    1. mistress maddie:
      There were lots of wonderful sights on the beach that night.

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  7. You're right that it's essentially a pagan ceremony -- one that is millennia old, I suspect. The human need to revere divinity in feminine form is exceptionally ancient. Today it's just papered over with that ostensibly Catholic ritual.

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    1. Debra:
      I love to focus on the pagan history. Will have to read about this one. This was so much clear historical information about the Festival of San Juan, which was last month.

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  8. I don't embrace the religion behind these ceremonies (even though I was raised Catholic) but I do love the color and pageant.

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    1. Stephen:
      For me, as for most people on the beach, it has everything to do with culture and celebration and little (or nothing) to do with religion.

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  9. Spanish Catholicism is everything my Irish protestant mother warned me about and I love it! Gorgeous photos I hope you don't mind that if I post it as a share.

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    1. Willym:
      I would be honored if you shared this! Thanks!

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  10. Those virgins sure do get around. How can you be sure they're still, you know...

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      All I can do is trust that their virginity is NOT alternative fact.

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  11. Wow, very interesting. How can I get a group like that to carry me to the sea?

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    1. Travel:
      Jerry wants them to carry him through streets.

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  12. That must have been some event, really colourful indeed. Warm greetings to you!

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    1. Blogoratti:
      Thanks so much for your visit. It's our favorite event of the year.

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