24/3/13 – Hay que venir al Sur

After a morning cleaning up the flat, we made our way over to Islas Filipinas to catch our lift down south. As soon as we got in the car, the heavens opened and it started to bucket it down – a fitting start to a Semana Santa in which rain is forecast every day. As we went through Castilla La Mancha, the clouds turned black, which made for an extremely dramatic landscape. Just as we arrived in Andalucia, the clouds dispersed, and as we turned off the motorway into Linares, the sun managed to break through. As you can see from the photo, months of heavy rain have left the countryside unusually green.

The rain managed to hold off long enough for the evening’s procession – La Santa Cena. We heard the music playing, and headed out to see it turn the corner at the bottom of the road  – I have seen the processions several times now, but the combination of the candles, incense and music still is pretty magical, especially at night!

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