Sunday, December 4, 2011

House Tour, Procession Cross Paths

Fine weather Sunday benefited both the Van Wyck Brooks Historic District House Tour and a religious procession from Library Park to St. Mary's R.C. Church.

Parishioners carried flags of their homelands and images of the Virgen de Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas.
Tour goers lined up at a Madison Avenue home to buy tickets and get maps.
As the faithful marched, the district's streets began to fill up with visitors interested in the district's eclectic architecture and holiday decorations.

Along the way, marchers stopped for prayers.
The opulence of the Victorian era contrasted with the simple faith of the marchers, who will hold another procession on Dec. 11, from 10:30 p.m. to midnight, when the Feast of the Virgen de Guadalupe will be observed.


  1. What a GREAT, Great problem to have!! I wish we had more of those traffic jams.

  2. There are some things to smile about in Plainfield! Thanks for sharing the photos, Bernice.

  3. Bernice -- I was at the library parking lot taking photos and broke away just as the procession approached the house on the tour where they stopped for prayers. What a powerful expression of Plainfield's wonderful diversity.