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Semana Santa. ESPAÑA. Creepy as can be, but incredibly moving. I saw this float last night!
ZAMORA Semana Santa - NOT American KKK - but this is where the KKK got the inspiration for their costumes. This is a Catholic Procession in Spain held during Holy Week. Members of Lay Brotherhoods wear the conical cap and face covering (in different colors for each Order) as a sign of penitence. Peaked caps like this were also placed on the guilty during the Inquisition. It is where the dunce caps in school days of old came from! (How fitting that the KKK chose a symbol of shame!)
Casa Macaya, Barcelona, Spain. Declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest, the Macaya house was finished in 1901. The architect, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, revived the grandiose of the Gothic style with his design of the facade. Arches & columns are intricately carved & decorated by ironwork next to white stucco walls with elaborately engraved designs.