Wednesday, November 12, 2008

little lantern

November 11 is St Martin's Day. A German tradition on such day is a lantern procession or Laternenumzug, where the children march around with paper lanterns in the early evening, singing songs. This is a scene in Barcelona after the march and I love to have captured the little guy staring at the tea light burning inside his lantern. Shutter's luck!

The wonderful SabineM shared this award with me, yesterday, just hours after I had gotten the one in my prior post! How lucky can I get? Thank you very, very much Sabine, I am thrilled and honored! I am also known for not following the rules...


  1. OMG ! that reminds me childhood ! But we made the laterns ourselves in school and then was the procession and after that we rang at all the doors to get some sweets ! Just like they do for Halloween in America.
    Nice picture !

  2. It is hard to be creative if one follows all the rules!

    What a fun and wonderful tradition. I wish it were part of my heritage.

  3. Is there any historic symbolism to this little tradition? Thank God for Google!

  4. That is a great shot! I love those little lanterns! so cute....

  5. How great to have captured that shot! And many congratulations on your awards - they are very, very well deserved.

  6. What a WONDERFUL PICTURE, Mar....I LOVE the unexpected, in photography, don't you? That is part of the fun of capturing different things with the camera, for me...Those times of the 'lucky shutter'!
    And my Heartiest Congratulations Mar, on your two different Awards!

  7. Such a darling photo. You always seem to capture the mood just perfectly.

    Congratulations on your award. Well deserved.
    All the best to you.

  8. i LOVE this photo!

    in the slovenian folks tradition st.martin transforms must into wine and a lot of new wine is drunk in order to celebrate this tradition. also, roast goose is a traditional food on the occasion.

  9. Congrats on the award!!

    I love the "motion" in the photo! It's really cool!

  10. What a great tradition and photograph you got of it.

  11. OH that reminds me of my youth! We did that in Switzerland as well!
    Lovely! (glad you don't follow the rules- I am Swiss, it is in our genes to follow the rules--it practically kills us to be late or change the rules!)


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