Fiesta de la Cruz 2010

Cruz de la Montaña, Breña Alta, La Palma
Cruz de la Montaña, Breña Alta

Last night we went to look at the crosses. It was still very early, so the area around Cruz de la Pavona, at the top end of Breña Alta was packed with people. My husband was so busy not driving over pedestrians that he went past the turn off to go down the hill past the usual run of crosses. After that it was one way down the hill, so we saw a different set, and they were nice, too.  At Cruz de la Montaña, they had a band playing beside the cross.

San Miguel Infant School cross, Breña Alta, La Palma
San Miguel Infant School cross, Breña Alta

I particularly liked the cross outside the infant school in San Miguel, Breña Alta.

San Miguel Infant School cross, Breña Alta, La Palma
San Miguel Infant School cross, Breña Alta

San Miguel had two crosses, unusually close together. I suspect they couldn’t agree, so they did two instead of one.

Cruz del Rosal, San Miguel, Breña Alta, La Palma
Cruz del Rosal, San Miguel, Breña Alta

I didn’t see many mayos. This was my favourite.

Spiderman, protecting the Cruz del Rosal, Breña Alta, La Palma
Spiderman, protecting the Cruz del Rosal, Breña Alta

And lastly, San José cross was sort-of Japanese, with a dragon, and paper bonsai trees.

San José cross, Breña Baja, La Palma
San José cross, Breña Baja

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Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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