NATURE: Where Am I Now?

Spring, always as much mockery as miracle, mocked 1950's anxieties with an especially gracious approach in some of the lands where anxiety was tightest.

In Spain, an unprecedented wave of religious fervor swept a country in which life, year by year, gets harder. From Málaga to Zamora and from Murcia to Pamplona, thousands of black-robed, black-hooded men, carrying a cross in one hand, a torch in the other, formed endless Holy Week processions. Madrileños also pushed baby carriages loaded with infants, black bread, sausage and wine into the country for Easter picnics, saw the Castilian plateau in an...

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