Sunday, April 24, 2011

Noah's Ark


We headed down to Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to check out the 81st annual "Blessing of the Animals".  People bring everything from fish to llamas to have them blessed by the Archbishop. 

This year was crazy. The cow covered in a blanket of flowers that leads the parade, collapsed 2 minutes in (heat and pregnancy they said) and had to be placed on a flatbed cart to lead the parade the rest of the way (the cow is symbolic and they were not proceeding with out her), a goat kept attacking a llama and trying to milk from it, turtles, snakes, fish and even a basket full of kittens were carried by people of all ages, Chihuahuas were everywhere and of course were barking up a storm at every animal they came across. All and all a fun but crazy afternoon.

Oh yeah and poor Ian got pooped on big time by a huge bird. But that's good luck right?

6 comments:

Felicity said...

The woman snuggling with her iguana is so damn cute! I love the pic of the papel picado in the sky too! : )

Sherin said...

Oh wow. That looks incredible. I've never seen anything like that.
Looks like fun to see, and shame about getting pooped on. It's happened to the best of us, hehe.

the nyanzi report said...

i just so love these pictures. the clarity and the colours. thanks for sharing.

Lalli Carvalho said...

Wow, what a beautiful and colorful culture.

Jennifer said...

I wanted to see the cow!! so good seeing you last weekend. xo

sealaura said...

I've always wanted to go to this. Wish I had taken my boys Norman and Newman. Maybe next year we'll drive down :)

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