Flags and statuary decorate a colorful roadside altar in a desolate region of northern Chile. Shrines or animitas are a common tradition of memorials that mark the site where someone died. People who are not related to the person who was killed can offer a prayer at the animita; in this way, animitas can take the roles of popular saints in the Catholic religion.
- MELISSA FARLOW
- Image Size
- 10877x7290 / 29.7MB
altars, biblical, blurred motion, catholic religion, characters and scenes in history and the arts, chile, chilean national flag, christian religion, color image, concepts, day, ecclesiastical furnishings, flags, flower arrangements, focus on foreground, full frame, full length, furnishings, jesus christ, large number of objects, madonnas, madonnas (sculpted), mary, mary (biblical), mary (saint), motion, national flags, no people, outdoors, pan american highway, pan american highway (chile), photography, religion, religions of the world, religious characters and scenes, roads, roman catholic religion, saint, sculpture, side view, south america, special effects, travel destination
- Contained in galleries
- Long Road South BOOK_National Geographic 1/1999