Holy Week Elements: Tren de Aseo

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As I walked the streets of the Antigua Guatemala villages I noticed the neighbours sweeping aways the carpets from Palm Sunday since the Tren de Aseo, cleaning train, only works on the main processions of Antigua Guatemala.

I have decided to bring you a couple of pictures of the cleaning crews, known as tren de aseo in La Antigua since I am sure nobody else pays attention to them, even though they provide us with a very important service.

These guys are the last wagon of the procession and as quickly as it is possible they sweep and pick up most of the remains of the ephemeral art form that is alfombra procesional or carpets.

Do you know why the cleaning crews are called tren de aseo?

Rudy Giron: AntiguaDailyPhoto.com &emdash; Holy Week Elements: Tren de Aseo

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  • Eric

    Porque el tren ‘ace, o los coches no pueden pasar….? Ji-ji-ji-ji

    • Not quite Eric, give it another try.