April 20th "Semana
...they are seasonal visitors thank god. I was unable to update
the page for most of last week - busy with Semana
Santa activities. It rained the first 3 days, so on Wednesday
every Sevillano plus each and every tourist decided it was finally
safe to leave their homes. Thus Wednesday, while fun, was also a nightmare
for making your way around the city. It was on this day as well that I
swore I would be elsewhere next year during this week. The first day was
a little like hell rather than a day of holy week. After another day I
got my second wind, and became more and more used to fighting through
the people. We quickly learned the advantages of arriving an hour and
a half in advance, canned beer and a small cooler. Thus after Wednesday
we saw a lot of Christ and the Virgin Mary floating around the city. Thursday
night (or Friday morning) we watched several pasos, returning
at 5:30am to eat dinner/breakfast. I took way too many pictures - what
you see in the photo album is a small sampling of what I came back with.
The joys of a digital camera...
Spent much of the
day today playing with dreamweaver, and plan to do some major changes
to the site in the next few days. Will try to keep the site clean, and
not full of tricks and clever coding that drives people crazy. Although
I am tempted to make everyone wait while my Flash animation loads...
Links for today:
- racism, xenophobia and paranoia wrapped in the flag and patriotism.