|Two of the three crosses at Christo Blanco|
The cloths draping the crosses are beautifully decorated, with rich embroidery and sumptuous colours. I thought the colours might be liturgical colours – violet or purple for the penitential season of Lent, white for Christmas and various feast days, red for Palm Sunday, Good Friday,etc – but here the same draperies often stay on the crosses for weeks and bear no relation to the Catholic Liturgy.
So, at the moment, I’m none the wiser about the meaning of the colours, nor, in fact, do I really understand the reason for dressing the crosses in the first place. Enlightenment welcomed!
|Outside the cathedral in Puno|
|In Recoleta, a street near where I live here in Cusco|
|One of the three crosses outside the |
San Francisco church, in Cusco
|Another of the San Francisco crosses|
|Outside Santo Domingo, in Cusco|
|At San Blas, in Cusco|