S. CALOGERO

The Sicily has always had a strong relationship with the religion. Monk, healer, scholar, protecting of the harvest, black; we are speaking about the loved and revered saint more of the western Sicily: Saint Calogero. In the culture peasant he is the protecting saint of the summery harvest, and he comes considered from the popular tradition in a position to curing and recovering the sick ones, above all the children. The children, often terrorized, come approach to the statue of the saint for blessing. To the passage of it launches the faithfuls launch from the small balconies previously blessed bread shapes, “muffuletta”, collected and conserved votive breads like pledge of abundance and protection from part of the saint.
Photos taken in Agrigento 7/1/2007

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      2007.07.15 Edited

      When I traveled in Yunnan, The Nujiang(Salween) River, I know what is religion.

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      2007.07.13 Edited

      Sorprendente reportaje. Hay imágenes muy expresivas que recogen ese fervor desmesurado de muchos creyentes

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      Teo
      2007.07.09 Edited

      Wow - This collection of photo's are fantastic. They definitely belong in API News Network or in the Maxxum photo service. These photo's are really telling a story that doesn't need any words. Well done. Dramatic. Excellant capture!

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      2007.07.08 Edited

      You have captured the scene so incredibly that the photos create , vicariously, the atmosphere of the day.

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      2007.07.08 Edited

      I like to be between the crowd, to feel people. In this dizziness and general confusion I feel realy alive! thank you to everyone.! :-D

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      2007.07.07 Edited

      I love this set! You caught the feeling of that day perfectly. The fervor and the passion. It's amazing. Every shot is stunning. What did it feel like to be there?

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      2007.07.07 Edited

      I am speechless, this is one of my favorite sets here on photoblog.

      I feel so much emotion and passion when I look at these photos. WOW!!!!!!!

      Excellent work!!!!

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      Sal
      2007.07.07 Edited

      belle sante foto con qualche distrazione profana ....!?