Sunday, April 1, 2018

Sheep And Legionnaires / Ovejas Y Legionarios

La versión español está después de la versión inglés.

ON OUR WAY home late Friday night we stumbled upon another Semana Santa (Easter) procession as two floats were being returned to their home at one of the local brotherhoods. There appeared to be a dance going on between the two, forward and back, up and down, until they were individually backed through the large gates. All was accompanied by music from the Spanish Legion. It was a nice surprise. If you're interested in learning more about the Spanish Legion, do an online search. Beyond the talented band we saw, there's an awful lot of eye candy. It makes me wonder what the entry requirements are.

EN NUESTRO CAMINO a casa el viernes por la noche tropezamos con otra procesión de Semana Santa. Parecía haber un baile entre los dos pasos, adelante y atrás, arriba y abajo, hasta que fueron individualmente respaldados a través de las grandes puertas. Todo fue acompañado por música de la Legión Española. Fue una agradable sorpresa. Si estás interesado en aprender más sobre la Legión, haz una búsqueda en línea. Más allá de la talentosa banda que vimos, hay un montón de "regalos para la vista." Me hace preguntarme cuáles son los requisitos de entrada.

SPANISH LEGIONNAIRES, BUT NOT THE ONES WE SAW. WHAT A PITY.
LEGIONARIOS ESPAÑOLES, PERO NO LOS QUE VIMOS. QUÉ PENA.








20 comments:

  1. They dressed a goat up lol. I would love to be in Spain at Easter, so many parades!

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    1. Cheapchick:
      Málaga had 45 processions for Semana Santa this year!

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  2. Do you need to supply your own sheep?

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    1. Travel:
      I wonder if that one is shared by all.

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  3. Ministry of silly walks :)
    Wonderful, these parades.
    Judy

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    1. Judy:
      I almost included the Monty Python skit!

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  4. That first group of legionnaires must have been disco legionnaires, with the open shirts and the tight pants.
    Just sayin'. I notice those things.

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    1. Bob:
      Those are actual legionnaires in their official uniforms. Make you want to join up?

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  5. @bob - and their "easter baskets"; YOWZA!

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  6. Lots of pomp, and some circumstance, too.

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    1. Wilma:
      Fun to see, since I had never seen the Legion before. Also, the "dance" between pasos was fascinating.

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  7. Spanish Catholicism both fascinates and frightens me.

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  8. Imagined getting turned down for service but they let the goat in

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    1. Adam:
      It would make you wonder what they want with the got, wouldn't it?

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  9. I remember visiting Granada and the Cathedral a former Mosque, very grandiose and makes no apologies for being ultra Catholic. It reminded me of my childhood when in French Canada the Roman Catholic Church was presented as the only true Faith all others will burn in Hell. All this has disappeared now in Canada not even a distant memory but in Spain at least in the Churches the statement is still strongly made. The traditions are colourful though and those Legionnaires such nice boyz, who designed those uniforms one wonders.

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    1. Laurent:
      Uniforms designed by Tom of Finland.

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  10. Oh lordy the cleavage! And it poses the old question: how do you separate the men from the goats????

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    1. Willym:
      And in the Spanish Legion in general, how do you separate the men from the men?

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