Day 538

Virgen del Carmen Protégenos

June 20th, 2013

Surrounded by sports trophies and old Sunny D bottles, this standalone shrine fits snugly between an apartment building on one side and a metal roll-down gate on the other. According to one guidebook: "Originally put in place by the parish of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel to commemorate Italian soldiers killed in World War II, it is now used by the neighborhood's Latino residents." (I assume they meant Italian-American soldiers!)

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