Monday, May 31, 2010
Rainy Day Drive
There has been so much rain here lately that I'm starting to feel depressed. However, today we took a drive and I remembered the beauty of the place I live, and I cheered up a little. There are many Imperios, or Spirit Houses, on this island. The Azoreans have many religious festivities that include the Spirit Houses. One of the biggest days was yesterday, where they gathered in front of these Spirit Houses and handed out bread and homemade wine. (I understand this is Holy Spirit bread, because it has been blessed by a Priest). Actually, we snapped a pic from the car yesterday as we were driving home from church. Check it out, below. It's not a very good photo but you can kind of see the covered-wagons where they hand out the bread. (That pink building is another Imperio, or Spirit House. The "Casa do Povo" is like a community center- almost every village has both).