A Moment in Time

065D19683, originally uploaded by Paulgi.

Larger here.

There’s a lovely story to this one. It is a picture of a man proudly receiving his portrait from the year before, when he was involved in a restorative bathing ritual.

Notes from original pic:

The traditional festival in São Bartolomeu do Mar, occurs through out August and culminates on the 24th with the famous “Banho Santo” (Holy Bath), which the locals believe has the power to protect children’s health and alleviate sickness.

Here’s the original pic, which I previously posted – one of my all time favourites on flickr.

One Response to “A Moment in Time”

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