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Friday, October 29, 2010

Curious Juxtaposition

Curious Juxtaposition

It can be no secret that, to an outsider such as myself, it seems amusing that a supposedly religious event is celebrated with fun fairs, fireworks, gala events and all night partying. (Don't misunderstand me: I'm not saying I disagree with those.) But one wonders if this chap, on top of one of the fair rides, seemingly pointing towards the church with the rays of sun hitting it, sees the same curious juxtaposition? See where this picture was taken. [?]

Unlike so many journalists writing about the resorts, Pamela has not only actually been to Tenerife, she lived on the island for 16 years, for the majority of that time in a rural valley immersed in the local culture in a way that few outsiders have been privileged to do and gaining a wealth of knowledge about the island, its people, their customs, fiestas and celebrations that she is now able to share via this site. Fluent in Spanish, she also translated and reported for the various English-language newspapers.

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