Bruges is literally besieged by enormous crowds which are evaluated at 100.000. Hours before the?
General view of the Belgian and Foreign Bishops taking their places in the Tribune, together with civil authorities.
Closeup of Bishops in tribune.
General view of the Band of the Belgian Navy, opening the Procession
Close shot "Sisters" watching Procession.
Group of girls carrying device "Bruge's most Beautiful Day". (This is the first group of Procession)
Group of the Holy Spirit. - Preceded and followed by groups of girls singing and waving palms.
View of image of Holy Spirit, carried by girls.
After 1 finger: Group representing Adam and Eva, chased from the Paradise.
General view of Procession and crowds. (At this moment the weather is completely closed and it starts to rain.
After 2 fingers: Group representing Salvation Bringing Easter Lamb.
After 3 fingers: Different groups carrying the Holy Relics.
Unfortunately, it is now raining so hard that the Procession is to be interrupted at the moment. Due to the heavy rain, the Bishops are not going to follow the procession which is being definitely stopped.
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Background: Bruges is literally besieged by enormous crowds which are evaluated at 100.000. Hours before the Procession starts, the entry of Bruges is almost blocked and the hundreds of cars which are still pouring in, enter at walking pace into the outskirts of the city. Unfortunately, the sun, which was shining brightly earlier in the morning has now completely disappeared and the weather is covered.
We are sending you enclosed the complete background story of the Procession, issued by the "Commissariat General au Tourisme".