The History of El Rocio, Seville, Spain, Some still make the journey the traditional way, on horseback, or in picturesque gypsy-style covered wagons (reminiscent of the Wild West), adorned with flowers (either real or imitation), with curtains tied back, offering a glimpse of the interior. These are pulled by pairs of oxen, whose yokes have decorated leather headpieces, and bells hanging round their necks. https://photito.wordpress.com/category/spain/

The History of El Rocio, Seville, Spain, Some still make the journey the traditional way, on horseback, or in picturesque gypsy-style covered wagons (reminiscent of the Wild West), adorned with flowers (either real or imitation), with curtains tied back, offering a glimpse of the interior. These are pulled by pairs of oxen, whose yokes have decorated leather headpieces, and bells hanging round their necks. https://photito.wordpress.com/category/spain/

Spanish Feria (Festival) where horses and riders are decked out in traditional garb, looking every bit as romantic as it sounds. Every major town or city has its own Feria, which may last for weeks each summer.

Spanish Feria (Festival) where horses and riders are decked out in traditional garb, looking every bit as romantic as it sounds. Every major town or city has its own Feria, which may last for weeks each summer.

http://www.ibtimes.com/el-rocio-pilgrimage-seville-spain-photos-707058, The El Rocío Pilgrimage in Seville, Spain, Pilgrims cross the Quema River as they make their way to the shrine of El Rocio in the province of Seville, southern Spain June 9, 2011. Every spring hundreds of thousands of devotees converge at the shrine to pay homage to the Virgin del Rocio during an annual pilgrimage which combines religious fervor and festive color. REUTERS

http://www.ibtimes.com/el-rocio-pilgrimage-seville-spain-photos-707058, The El Rocío Pilgrimage in Seville, Spain, Pilgrims cross the Quema River as they make their way to the shrine of El Rocio in the province of Seville, southern Spain June 9, 2011. Every spring hundreds of thousands of devotees converge at the shrine to pay homage to the Virgin del Rocio during an annual pilgrimage which combines religious fervor and festive color. REUTERS

History of El Rocio, This cult dates back to the 13th century, when a hunter from the village of Villamanrique (or Almonte, depending on which version of the story you follow) discovered a statue of the Virgin Mary in a tree trunk in the Doñana park. A chapel was built where the tree stood, and it became a place of pilgrimage. https://photito.wordpress.com/category/spain/

History of El Rocio, This cult dates back to the 13th century, when a hunter from the village of Villamanrique (or Almonte, depending on which version of the story you follow) discovered a statue of the Virgin Mary in a tree trunk in the Doñana park. A chapel was built where the tree stood, and it became a place of pilgrimage. https://photito.wordpress.com/category/spain/

Horses decorated for a Pentecost pilgrimage in El Rocio, Andalusia, Spain, Europe, http://www.robertharding.com/preview/832-342864/horses-decorated-pentecost-pilgrimage-el-rocio-andalusia-spain/

Horses decorated for a Pentecost pilgrimage in El Rocio, Andalusia, Spain, Europe, http://www.robertharding.com/preview/832-342864/horses-decorated-pentecost-pilgrimage-el-rocio-andalusia-spain/

Saca de las Yeguas 2006 & 2007 - Round up of the Wild Horses, Romeria del Rocio, Seville, Spain, http://www.wildscope.com/Spain/Saca-de-las-Yeguas-2006-07.html

Saca de las Yeguas 2006 & 2007 - Round up of the Wild Horses, Romeria del Rocio, Seville, Spain, http://www.wildscope.com/Spain/Saca-de-las-Yeguas-2006-07.html

The way to maintain one's connection to the wild is to ask yourself what it is that you want. This is the sorting of the seed from the dirt. One of the most important discriminations we can make in this matter is the difference between things that beckon to us and things that call from our souls ~Clarissa Pinkola Estes

The way to maintain one's connection to the wild is to ask yourself what it is that you want. This is the sorting of the seed from the dirt. One of the most important discriminations we can make in this matter is the difference between things that beckon to us and things that call from our souls ~Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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