01 May 2009

san prudencio morning

Spain loves her patron saints. Every town, profession, and person has a patron saint. People celebrate their patron saint´s day like a second birthday, businesses close on their patron saint´s day, and towns throw big parties on theirs. It´s a wonder anything gets done around here... Vitoria´s patron saint is San Prudencio. Above are a few snaps from the festivities in the Plaza España.

17 comments:

la lune dans le ciel said...

The sun, a (small) glass of wine... I close eyes and I also am in Spain ;))

outi said...

very good photos. so you are also having a fiesta time there:)
Have a funtastic weekend!

Kristina said...

this looks lovely - enjoy your day!

thanks so much for visiting my blog(s), i'm glad you like them ... would love to see you back!
kx

jgy said...

Great snaps.
So full of color and culture.

PS to Transportation Wed, today when I was en-route to catch a bus, I just had to have a starbucks coffee in a paper cup. I was drawn magnetically into the store. I'm sure it was your little picture with the Starbucks cup --must have gotten to me subliminally!
Happy today♡

Mon said...

It's similar here. Every saint has their own day, and every saint's day is a holiday!

kim said...

incredible photos, wow! you have a talent!

Joyce said...

Oh my gooooodness! Are there any computer and "joyce" of all trades jobs in Spain?! I so... want to pack my bags and catch the next flight out. Alright I'll even forgo the packing and bring Gary and Kelly. I love what I can see and your pictures as always beautiful! Have a golden weekend my friend! xoxo

The Girl in the Yellow Shoes said...

These are charming! You are making me have a distinct need to move to Spain!

Ian said...

You've got some good shots there. You are beginning to see things with a photographer's intrusive yet unobtrusive eye.

MODsquad said...

Oh, fantastic photos!! Love the couple kissing!! Happy Weekend!

vanessa aka Nessie Noodle said...

lovely!

I was in spain (madrid) for a month in college. I would love to go back, mostly because I don't think I truly appreciated the beauty of the country and the culture.
Thansk for giving me a wee little dose of this rich and beautiful country

Sammi said...

I am so looking forward to moving back to a Spanish island and celebrating Fiesta.

g. said...

So, so sweet. I feel I am there.

caitlin said...

Jane, whenever you photograph, I feel as if I am walking around with you. Thank you for that!

n a t s u m i said...

Oh, these are great pictures and looks fun! I would like to be there!

Have a great weekend! ox

nicola said...

fabulous images. i love the couple kissing.
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Cris Siqueira said...

we do the same here in brazil, well, a least in the small towns!

:)

pink

I knew a girl who was blue. So she painted her world pink. xoxo