Friday, May 6, 2011

Christ Sightings in La Candelaria

Some people would contend that Christ has long been present in La Candelaria - after all, the very, very Catholic Spanish made evangelization the justification and a major goal of their conquest of their New World territory. But over the last few days I've spotted several Christs in La Candelaria - and they don't exactly follow the biblical account.

I saw this scene the other day in the Callejon del Embudo, off of the Plaza del Chorro. University students were making a video in which Christ falls in love with Mary Magdalen.

Mary Magdalen also appears to be smitten by Jesus....and it's more than religious passion. 

The other evening, I spotted this guy making his way up Carrera 3 - Jesus Christ struggling with the cross?

No, it was the owner of the La Agonia art gallery on 9th St., carrying home part of an art project. 

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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