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Friday, November 19, 2010

Icon Collection

Icon Collection

No, not the ones you've accumulated on your computer desktop ... These are just some of the many religious icons on display in the church of Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios in Buenavista del Norte. Since I am neither catholic, nor religious, I can't give tell you what any of them represents. The hammer and the grippers in the guy on the left's hands look kinda funny, but I can imagine some significance there, she says blasphemously, as the Patron Saint of Builders and D.I.Y. Enthusiasts, maybe? Can anyone tell me the significance of the chicken on the pedestal?

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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