"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Through Smoke And Fire

A procession of crosses emerges from the smoke and explosive percussion of festal firecrackers.
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Picture taken outside Santa Cruz Basilica, Fort Cochin

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4 responses

  1. Toffeeapple

    Crikey, firecrackers at church? Not here I feel…

    October 10, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    • The fire-crackers were only set-off outside the church, in the churchyard. The wiole celebration was a synthesis of Portuguese Catholicism and Indian festival exuberence.

      October 11, 2012 at 7:30 am

  2. loz

    Amazing photo!

    October 10, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    • Thanks, son. It was a pretty amazing event!

      October 11, 2012 at 7:23 am

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