Saturday, June 10, 2006

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castellers


Catalonia has many traditions, one of them are the castellers, they are the ones who construct towering piles of people known as castells or castles. Not only men. Women make for perfect upper tiers while children are on top, and they scramble up the adults like monkeys. This is a small "castell" I photographed at a local festival a month ago. There are huge ones! Click here for a bit of information.

I read that some people think castellers got their start in the Middle Ages, as a means of seeing what was happening on the other side of the castle walls. But that seems to be the romantic version!

Tag: photo scavenger hunt.

43 comments:

  1. Lol - I've got my cup right here! Great community photo. I love the colors. :)

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  2. I always get such an education when I come here! I should have a degree by now! LOL

    Great photo! Mine is up.

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  3. That's pretty neat! My community is very small so nothing like that here as I'm not in the city - but the the cities surround me, there are festivals and such. :)

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  4. That's really interesting! Nothing like that in Van Buren, Arkansas -- :)

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  5. Seems like they're trying to build one tall casteller.;
    Thanks for dropping by.

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  6. Oh - I love seeing these type of things. Amazing!!

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  7. Fun picture....and I like that romantic version. :o)

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  8. I expected to see you up at the top Mar! How fun! Must be nice to me so limber. Have a happy weekend.

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  9. What an interesting & fun tradition...I'd love to see them forming one in person. *s*

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  10. Great picture and great description.

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  11. Great shot to share! I like the romantic version! Mine is up!

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  12. Great! I love the different community festivals in Europe. Germany was my favorite because of the beer tents! (LOL)

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  13. i've never even heard of this before, what a great shot with all that colour, looks like fun!
    i'm doing the hunt this week too.

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  14. Verrrrry cool! I have seen something similar that the Chinese do... I bet that was really fun to watch in person! :)

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  15. That is a great community shot.

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  16. Nice! Thanks for sharing! I like the romantic interpretation too! Makes sense given the name.

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  17. Great pic and explanation. I never knew what it was all about before.

    Mine is up, too.

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  18. Just wanted to leave a comment so that you get to see my avatar. It only shows up if I use my Blogger account.

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  19. This is just too cool. I love seeing picture of your community. It makes want to travel even more.
    Thank you for stopping by :) - Happy Saturday to you too.

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  20. Interesting choice for this week's theme.

    Have a great weekend!

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  21. I always figured they were just really bored and somebody said "hey, let's try this".....

    Mine is up...

    New Location!

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  22. awesome!!! I love this, and thanks for the informative description of it too!!!

    My Saturday Photo is up.

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  23. It always amazes me how they can keep their balance. I have trouble standing on one foot! lol

    Enjoy the weekend!

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  24. I like your community. Can I come live with you? ;)

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  25. That is so cool! Just goes to show, you learn something every day.

    Mine is up too.

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  26. love this photo, mar! good choice! mine's up! ;)

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  27. That is such an awesome community photo!! I played. :)

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  28. wow, great photo!

    Thanks for visiting mine.

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  29. i like the romantic version of the history behind castellers ;)
    thanks for sharing the "breaking" news about the bird flu! Que risa, casi me peo! told better-half, he was also in stitches. ;)

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  30. Wow! What a cool picture! Very interesting.

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  31. Great community work indeed ;-) think of all the practising before... pheewww.

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  32. I would love to see this in person, I have seen it on television and find it amazing! Great picture, and certainly community!

    Happy Saturday!

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  33. When I clicked on the HERE it took me to my Dashboard! THAT'S SCary Mar!!! OY!
    I love the idea these People castles...

    Sorry, I was called away...
    Here from Michele today

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  34. When I clicked on the HERE it took me to my Dashboard! THAT'S SCary Mar!!! OY!
    I love the idea these People castles...

    Sorry, I was called away...
    Here from Michele today

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  35. Interesting. I have never heard or seen anything like it.

    mine is up.

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  36. Wow, I had never heard of castellers before. I loved learning about them through your post and your photo.

    My SPH is up.

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  37. How cool! I've seen this before... but of course, not in real life! LOL I love festivals & such! :)

    Great choice for this week!

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  38. How interesting. Our cheerleaders over here do that at games, and they keep trying to go higher and higher, so we are hearing reports of trips to the hospital when they fall off the pyramid.

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  39. OOLOH: so sorry about that, it is all blogger's fault...again. It keeps eating my links...and turns them into a self link...

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