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I got again some history behind the procession that you are about to see in the following photographs.
The image is revered in the town of San Bartolomé Becerra, founded in the first half of the XVI Century.
Officially the image was made by an Unknown author, but based in popular tradition attributes the image to the artist Pedro de Mendoza, but it has strong baroque characteristics which flourished in the first half of the XVIII century.
The procession goes out every fifth Sunday of each Eastern, also called Passion Sunday or Lazaro Sunday, based on the information provided by Jorge Aguirre Matheu, the image was taken out the temple on March 23 1902 (El Imparcial, march 18 1959:17)
It's said because the damage that the temple received during the earthquake of 1917-18, the image was taken out, and transferred to the small temple in the main house of the Renata plantation. Each eastern the image was taken back to the temple to be worshipped by the faithful and then returned to the plantation.
At the beginning the procession was done in two stages, the first one, was when the image was taken to the temple of Our Lady of Mercy (Templo de Nuestra Señora de la Merced) to be worshiped there and then returned to the town temple the next day (which was stage two).
Because of the earthquakes that took place in 1976, the temple once again was badly damage and was reconstructed and the image was now placed in a small chamber that contains "Jesus de la Caida".
The following set of pictures took me about 5 hours to take. When I woke up on Sunday, the first thing that came to my mind was, were can I buy a darn Gatorade!!. The day before I went to a concert of a Mexican artist called, "El Potrillo, Alejandro Fernandez". What can I say, when you hear his music usually one thing comes to mind, TEQUILA, and actually in the giant screens that they put in all the concerts, in the middle of a song, they were showing a tequila glass (caballinto) and some of it been poured in to it.. so.. what if it was an add for tequila? Who cares, the first thing I wanted after the concert was a shot of tequila, and after that some beer, instead of the Dominos pizza and the Pepsi that they were selling.
If you are now thinking what the hell is this about, and what it has to do with the procession, well, I guess that if you are seen the pictures as any good picture book or page for this matter, a good prolog on how the photographs were taken, gives the picture a different flavor, thinking of the suffering that your host had to endure to take them. If you are now thinking WHO CARES!! well either way you have already read it so jump to the photographs.
Regards, Your host.
Photographs Group 2
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