Mexico City: Viewing the Virgin of Guadalupe

February 25th, 2008
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IMG_5021, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

I know, I still haven’t posted about have the stuff we did in Mexico City. Here’s my attempt to catch up a bit.
The Virgin of Guadalupe is a big deal in Mexico. The guide who took us out here explained that Mexicans aren’t really Catholic, they’re followers of Guadalupe. I’m sure this is slightly hyperbolic, but only just so.
Clearly there is much to be said about native appropriation of Christian icons to represent facets of indigenous religions, but I’m trying not to go down that tangent.
Really, I just want to point out that they installed a moving sidewalk underneath the pulpit so visitors and pilgrims can see The Virgin without the obstruction of the clergy.
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