Barcelona Photoblog: Pageants: The Letter Bearers

Monday, January 8, 2007

Pageants: The Letter Bearers

Letter Bearer in Three Wise Men parade or Cabalgata de Reyes
Letter Bearer in Three Wise Men Parade aka Cavalcada de Reis in Barcelona

While standing with my family in the middle of the crowd and watching the Three Wise Men parade (sp. Cabalgata de Reyes or cat. Cavalcada de Reis) last Friday, I caught this beautiful pageant and through the viewfinder I noticed that face and that magic feeling you get when your model's eyes pierce through your lens and get into your mind and soul, I can't tell what it is, maybe it is just beauty or spiritual harmony. 

After I shot and lowered my camera I was rewarded with the spontaneous smile of the letter bearer or was it an angel?.


  1. Anonymous2:08 AM

    must be an angel! and I bet it felt great to see the smile.

  2. Ah, the eyes are wonderful! The makeup is unusal to me. Nice photo.

  3. Great shot ans story!

  4. This one is great, too, but I really like yesterday's.

  5. -Yes, indeed Santy. And I want to make clear that this child, of undetermined age or sex as you can only see the face and it is hard to tell, had a mysterious look, a kind of "I know something about you" kind of look, that's why I say it was an angel, beautiful from the inside. Maybe I just got drawn by the moment, the colors and the magic of the day but it doesn't happen that often (my daughter just saw the picture and said "I don't like it" :).
    -Yes, Lavender Lady, you're, sort of silent movie sight (I was thinking of using BW but I also like the red tones)
    -Thanks Ben, the story this time is totally spontaneous, it was not hard to write at all.
    -From the point of view of light I also like yesterday's. Thanks Meg

  6. Anonymous1:00 PM

    the parade seems to be a very nice show! BCN never stops acting :-)

  7. You bet marjorie, the "show must go on". Thanks.

  8. Anonymous1:30 PM

    Ooooh! I know that Carlos was a great photoblogger but I didn't know that he was a such a great poet as well.

    An admirer

  9. Anonymous5:09 PM

    Thanks for sharing the story behind the picture. What an amazing human contact . . . or not?! Soul contact for sure. Gorgeous photo and scene. How special.

  10. Anonymous7:41 PM

    Love that eye contact too. Gorgeous photo.

  11. There some magic moments in our lifes, there are eyes who tell hall stories just in one moment, magia! I really love those rare moments in which one person's soul meet the other's one! Incredible feeling and incredible photo too!

  12. Qué serie más bonita sobre la cabalgata Carlos! Recuerdo hace unos cuantos años cuando veía por la tele a los Reyes Magos llegando a BCN en barco... Algún año iré a ver la de Madrid, I promise!

    What a lovely photos about the "Magical parade", Carlos! I remember when I was a child to watch on TV the arrival of the Three Wise Men to BCN by boat... :)


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