the grand santa cruzan
These were taken last May 30. Up until now I still am wondering why, despite all the parading beauties during the Grand Santa Cruzan, despite their willingness to have their photos taken, I chose to shoot everything else but them. Is it because of the artificiality of this event, that it is all a set up? Perhaps it is. We’ll have to wait until next May to see if I change my mind about this.
Airam Eva. Somebody had them stand in formation while looking at a mirror.
An angel in a rush
Fierce looking warriors, except for the cupid-like arrows.
She is happy because she just earned her wings.
A cherub joins the procession.
Angel with butterfly wings, followed by one with an apple-shaped wings, and still followed by heart-shaped wings.
A young spectator, mesmerized.
The Reynas and their young escorts in their gowns and barongs.
A relic from the past.
And another young spectator, peeping through her fingers.
It was a very colorful event, and it would be easier to show what it was like rather than explaining the colors in thousands of words…