Monday, April 25, 2011

Now *that's* some incense!

For those of you who are fans of pomp, pageantry and incense, look at this *massive* censor from the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain!



Imagine learning how to swing that!!

12 comments:

TACParent said...

Wow, it's pendulums and pulleys and what not ... I was amazed it didn't hit anything. They really have to work as a group. I magine it takes a lot of practice.

Dymphna said...

I thought it looked like a weird game of bowling and imagined the censor knocking out the...whatever they are called...one by one!

Michele said...

wow! now that takes experience and talent! i bet you that smelled beyond wonderful! wish i was there!

TACParent said...

Pillars?

Dymphna said...

I bet it smelled heavenly, Michele!

T, I meant the people pulling the ropes! :)

TACParent said...

Ohhhhhhh. Let's call them clergy. Hmmm.... or maybe "censor pullers????" But it swung way beyond them.

Dymphna said...

"Censor pullers"--I like that! In the beginning of the video, it really looked like the censor could get out of control and hit them!

laymonk777 said...

Wow.. They are not "Playing Around" with their incense! But maybe they are, a little bit. LOL. Seriously it's fun to see this kind of thing. Thanks so much for sharing it. Who would have thought??

Pax+

Barbara said...

What I love about being Catholic. This censor is famous around the world. I wonder if there are any more like it.

Dymphna said...

It just leaves a smile on your face.

fifthmariandogma said...

Oh, how I'd love to see this at my church. Heavenly aroma and smiling faces!

Dymphna said...

Wouldn't that be great!

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