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Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Foto - Emotional Moment





The Procession
Festa della Madonna del Monte
May 14th 2010

As part of this male dominated procession the priest blesses the youngest participant. I was unable to take a photo of the priest actually holding the baby aloft but I took this photograph immediately afterwards and if you look carefully you can see the emotion in the Father's face.

More photos here on the Blog post of the same name Festa della Madonna del Monte or at Flickr


  1. Bonjourno!

    I am just about to head off to bed. Just finished writing on my blog, but I had to stop by and say hi.

    Warm wishes!


  2. This is a wonderful photo, as you say the father looks quite emotional. Diane

  3. Thanks and welcome, hope to see you here again.

  4. Oh wow! This is such a sweet, powerful photo! I feel like I could stare at that father's face for hours--he looks so honest and open. Great capture! (If only you knew who he was, you could send it to him!)

  5. I am completely thrilled that you found and followed my blog this week! I don't know how you found me, but it's the only way that I could have found your blog to follow back. I am also so excited to read about your life in Italy. I'm all Italian-American and am an outrageous Italiaphile. If you return to visit my blog, you an find a link at the top that provides the Italian links and blogs that I know of so far that are worth visiting (in my opinion anyway). Please let me know what you think of this list. Do you have a 'button'/'badge' to exchange on put on each other's blogs for others to discover us for our own readers? Once again, I am so happy to meet you! Roz (aka bella)

  6. What a beautiful photo. The little boy is so beautiful!

  7. Great pictures! I love these kind of fetes - always think it's a shame we have less of this kind of thing in England.

  8. This is such a great picture! I love the emotion.

  9. Hi there
    What a stunning photo! I found your blog through another friend (also expat, living in Italy). Will be following from now on. Thanks, Jo!

  10. A very poignant photograph.
    I would enjoy riding on a float or a horse, but I noticed that many were pulling floats and carrying large harvest bags for blessing. If that is true for most of the parade I would gladly let the men have their day.
    Hope the rest of your weekend is nice, and I look forward to more of your posts.

  11. Thanks everyone for your encouraging comments.

    Cathy - Thankyou :)

    Emily - If I ever came across him I would!

    Bella - Not sure but it may been ex-pat blogs if you are on there? No badge as I am not computer savvy, Sorry. I will go and look at your list of Italy blogs, lots listed on mine that you can
    check out as well. thanks for following :)

    Leanne - Thankyou, yes rather cute :)

    Rachel - The Italians are still very proud of their heritage something that seems to have been lost in the UK.

    paige - Thankyou, I was pleased with the result.

    JoGillespie - Thanks and welcome as a follower,

    Mya - After the point of the procession where I was standing it is a long uphill route to the church.

  12. I'm clicking through to see where some of my friends click and found your blog! This is a lovely photo and what an amazing journey for you - to live in Italy.

    Hello and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  13. Mari - Welcome to my blg as my latest follower, thankyou so much.


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