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Carpets of flowers - Corpus Domini

Terry60

By Terry60

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This event takes place every year to celebrate the festival of Corpus Domini (Corpus Christi) . Carpets of fresh flowers, intricately designed with decorative and religious symbols, are laid out along the old streets and in the squares in front of the two churches. In some of the bigger cities, the designs created are real works of art

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Terry this is lovely. I loved your pictures and such a complete different world. Nice way of doing things, very interesting.

15 Jun, 2009

 

Thanks Marguerite - our town is very small so the designs are quite modest in comparison to some of the fantastic creations of bigger countryside cities - it's a wonder there are so many coloured petals in nature to go round ....

15 Jun, 2009

 

Wow that is amazing - thanks for these photos. It must take a long time to create some of these designs. Something to see!

15 Jun, 2009

 

fantastic Terry , thanks for showing us these photos

15 Jun, 2009

 

What a lovely celebration - must take a lot of work.

15 Jun, 2009

 

What a Wonderful Site to see Terry i bet every 1 looks forward to this Yearly Lovely Celebration :)

15 Jun, 2009

 

It does seem to take a lot work but because this hilltop town is so small - population of under 1,000 - there is still a vibrant sense of community spirit - starting from the little old biddies down to the children. Everybody joins in both the work and the ensuing enjoyment of the celebrations of this tradition.

I'm so glad you all like them. Next year, I'm hoping to go to a town that is renowned for the beauty of their flower/petal masterpieces

15 Jun, 2009

 

Enjoyed this Terry, thx!
Makes we want to have a go at my own carpet.

15 Jun, 2009

 

Why not, Weeding?? It would be great fun, but you'd have to choese to a windless and dry day tho' !!!!

16 Jun, 2009

 

Absolutely great.

16 Jun, 2009

 

Wow lots of my favourite pics one one blog! i'm just getting round to visiting blogs now:-))

26 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks for all your lovely comments .....

31 Aug, 2009

 

These photo's are amazing M.

1 Dec, 2009

 

Thanks Ian, I'm glad you like them.

2 Dec, 2009

 

It's such a lovely tradition, I wish we could do something like this here in the UK. ;~))

2 Dec, 2009

 

There's no reason why it can't be done Ian - 'cept of course you'd have to have a little talk in the weather man's left ear 'ole - no wind and no rain is rather imperative !!!!!

2 Dec, 2009

 

Oooooh this has appeared again on my home page, thanks Ian:-) I don't want to be here, filthy weather and dark by four, I want to be there... sigh....:-) Hope Giorgio still fine?

2 Dec, 2009

 

Ah thanks Bornagain - thankfully he is back to his old tricks and playful self - he had some check up tests today just to make sure that everything is ok - will have results in a few days - but the expression on his little face fills me with great confidence !!!

2 Dec, 2009

 

Brilliant:-)))

2 Dec, 2009

 

So beautiful :-)))

24 Mar, 2010

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