Friday, June 15, 2012

(The Afternoon Before) The Largest Popular Festivity In Lisbon: St. Anthony Day's Eve, June 13 (3 of 5)





'Saint Anthony' is having a break! :-)
Alfama district, Lisbon
Information on post #1

22 comments:

Dina said...

It's wonderful to see how many ways the saint is celebrated.

Olivier said...

belle serie, j'aime beaucoup la derniere photo

Arija said...

So nice to see the different shrines set up. It shows the feelings of the people.

Luis Almeida said...

Que saudades que tenho desses altares e de pedir o tostão ao Santo António.

Cezar and Léia said...

O frade é muito simpatico! Adorei a foto!
No Brasil St. Antonio é bastante amado e tem muitas festas por todos os estados, mas acho que principalmente no Nordeste.
Lindas fotos!
Léia

Halcyon said...

So many nice decorations. It's going to be a lovely party!

VP said...

This is a photographer's dream, you got so many beautiful images!

Birdman said...

Looks like the calm before the storm... let the summer fests begin!

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Love, love, love the shot of St. Anthony taking a break!!! wonderful angle! The shot with the fish - at first I thought you had isolated the fish and done a b&w treatment on them.

Virginia said...

Very festive but I love the last portrait! Good one JM.
V

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

It looks like the calm before the storm. Very nice behind-the-seen shots!

Sharon said...

St. Anthony is such a popular saint, it's no wonder he needs to take a little break. It looks like there are signs of festivity everywhere.

Lowell said...

Such a deal! I'd say the merchants are happy! And the churches. Great picture of "saint" Anthony. "Hola, Tony!"

All this gives new meaning to the word, "folderal," and I also think there's something "fishy" about this post.

TexWisGirl said...

i love 'the saint!'

Kay said...

I can imagine it got crazy after you left. It looks so lively and colorful!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You can just tell how much loved this festival is JM, wonder if we'll see images tomorrow of the many people in the streets?

cieldequimper said...

And he's smiling at you!

What on earth is that in the big plastic tub in the first photo? Marinated fruit?

Andrew said...

Wonderful to see..

Sylvia K said...

Well, glad "The Saint" got to take a break! Love your photos, JM, as always! Such a celebration it is! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Sylvia

JM said...

@PerthDP: Sorry, you will not see the many people in the streets... I didn't go back there! :-)

@Ciel: Olives! Big ones. Yummy! :-)

Randy said...

I love the large shrine.

La Mode Operandi said...

Wow! Such a colourful celebration! I love the tissue paper flowers, so beautiful and a great idea for any occasion