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March 28, 2010

Domingo de los Ramos

This morning, Patty dropped Lorena and me off in Banos to check out the palm Sunday mass (domingo de los ramos) and walk around town. Then Patty went to work while we played tourists.

[Flowers in the Observatory garden.]

[The cathedral.]

[A young man works palm fronds into designs.]

Banos is lucky enough to have a virgin that looks after the area. She is the Virgin of Holy Water and I'll tell the story when I understand it better (something about a dirty dress in the thermal waters...), and there are paintings all around the inside of the cathedral showing things that she's intervened with, including saving the town from the volcano's wrath.

After cruising around Banos, we went to the zoo. Where we learned that the jaguar has 2.50m of long with the tail.

[View from the zoo.]

Back at the observatory, more doggies again. Two of Pulga's puppies were hanging around.

[The observatory motorcycle.]

Posted by beth at March 28, 2010 6:58 PM

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Posted by: bridget at March 28, 2010 10:30 PM


Posted by: bridget at March 28, 2010 10:30 PM

Sorry for posting twice....now once again! :)

There are things in your photos that are both Hermosa and Hermoso...

This is how I think.

Yes, I know I'm disturbed.

Posted by: bridget at March 28, 2010 10:32 PM

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