|The Virgin makes her way up Calle 11.|
It's a colorful, impressive affair. Nevertheless, a friend who participated in the parade two decades ago told me that back then 'it was ten times bigger.' Or, perhaps memory exaggerates.
|The priest of La Iglesia de Egipto, in red and white, reads the bible while leading the procession.|
|A family rests with their candles.|
|A young, tired-looking gladiator.|
|The banner of the 'cargueros' de Egipto.|
|A packed street, but not like it used to be.|
|Military drummers wait for the procession to start up again.|
|A family of gladiators.|
|A group of devout Catholics carry a virgin statue into the La Tercera Church on Ave. Septima.|
On the 28th and Good Friday, thousands of Bogotanos fulfilled the annual tradition of visiting 'Los Siete Monumentos', or seven churches.
|Crowds and a Jesus statue by the San Francisco Church.|
|Faithful crowd the steps of Bogotá's Cathedral.|
|It's a capitalist society. Street vendors take advantage of the crowd on Ave. Septima.|
|Who would terrorize an Easter celebration? Evidently, the government believes that somebody might. Here, heavily-armored police on the lookout on Plaza Bolivar.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours