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Procession of the Immacolata at Santa Maria Maggiore

Posted on Dec 6, 2008 | 6 comments


I spent almost three hours out today taking pictures, which I can’t wait to share with you. December 8 is the Immacolata here, which is a national holiday. I ran into this procession taking place just by accident. I’d been photographing in the Piazza Vittorio neighborhood when I came upon it. The procession leads to the church of Santa Maria Maggiore. Lots of photos to share so you get the whole “story” of the procession, so if you click on them, they will be larger. Oh and the first photo is just more funny than anything. The guy looks superimposed!

Have a good evening and watch this space, I’ll have a lot more to post in the coming days.


  1. Wondeful photos,Jessica.
    I like each of them.
    But especially I love last one. Detail of the building is fine by the lights,and I like this composition of the building and crowd.

  2. I love the one with all the nuns lined up..In general nuns and priests make great subject. Good job! Maybe you will be hired by the Vatican as official photographer

  3. Nobu – Thank you! I stood up on a railing to get photos of the crowd. I was just happy not to fall off!

    Petu – Yeah, they did make good subject! Gotta love the nuns. Haha can you imagine me as Vatican photog?

  4. Great set of photos, Jessica! The light is absolutely amazing! Well done!

  5. Like Nobu the last one is my favorite.

    Bellissime photos.

  6. Grazie JM and NYC! I was very happy to run into it accidently.

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