Luminarias, Las Noches de las Luminarias, a New Mexico Xmas tradition.

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by littleMT, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    the beauty found in this season, in New Mexico........


    a simple paper bag, dirt, and a candle...


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    Traditional Christmas Eve farolitos are made from brown paper bags weighted down with sand and illuminated from within by a lit candle. These are typically arranged in rows to create large and elaborate displays. The hope among Roman Catholics is that the lights will guide the spirit of the Christ child to one's home.


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    Old Town, Santa Fe Plaza, Jemez St. Monument, often have rich displays of the lighted little bags, attracting thousands each year, pictures don't do this show justice, it must be experienced.



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    the bags get placed/lined up in the daylight hours, for the noche to come, and light the way..

    Shot with the OMD and Lieca 25mm f/1.4, by my talented mijo
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    Shot with the OMD and Lieca 25mm f/1.4, by my talented mijo
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    Shot with the OMD and Lieca 25mm f/1.4, by my talented mijo
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    when night finally falls, the lighted bags of glory shine and light the way for the baby Jesus....


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    a birdseye view of the candle melting in the bag...


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    Shot with the OMD and Lieca 25mm f/1.4, by my talented mijo
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    Shot with the OMD and Lieca 25mm f/1.4, by my talented mijo
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    This is just one of many reason why New Mexico is the Land of Enchantment..

    Last night we shot these images, had homemade Tamales, sung Christmas Carols, and enjoyed the sights, and sounds, and wonderful smells found in Old Town, during the Holiday stroll.......
     
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  2. rnagoda

    rnagoda Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 12, 2012
    Tucson, AZ
    Robert
    Being born in Alberquerque, and living most of my life in Tucson, your shots really make me miss the Southwest! Doesn't help that it's December in Pittsburgh out here ...

    ... thanks for sharing!
     
  3. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
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