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Castellars at the University of Girona

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These students are practicing a local Catalan / Catalonian sport - the creation of human towers like the people in the Halifax advert

In #5 the whole tower is actually walking along fairly uneven ground

Viv says:

They're great - but I am distracted by blue skies and shirt sleeves! Ah the sun heard me and came out from behind a cloud.

27th Mar 2010, 10:30

Puddikat says:

Wow, lovely series, and an impressive tower.

27th Mar 2010, 13:22

It only reminds me a little of Clive Barker's short story, "In the Hills, The Cities". Do they ever make two of them and make them fight? :)

I love the third one, but I have trouble picking out what my next favorite(s) would be. They are all so awesome!

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27th Mar 2010, 14:14

jle says:

Brilliant!!

29th Mar 2010, 15:09

Rick says:

Last 2 shots are the best. They let you under the tower! The whole shoot is amazing. Well done!

30th Mar 2010, 05:38

Dhamaka says:

Thanks Viv and jle

Laszlo - only you

Rick - they did indeed. The colleague who was with me has shots where you can just glimpse my face between everyone's feet and legs

30th Mar 2010, 09:44

Viv says:

:)
you home or away now?

30th Mar 2010, 14:13

Dhamaka says:

Got back about an hour ago. I have *so* been looking forward to this next 2 weeks without travelling :)

30th Mar 2010, 19:49

Caine says:

Wow! What amazing shots!

30th Mar 2010, 21:56

taniwha says:

humans are amazing.

2nd Apr 2010, 08:32

Dhamaka says:

Caine - thank you!
Hotdog - someone said that to me before
taniwha - they are indeed

2nd Apr 2010, 09:56

taniwha says:

Speaking as a Martian though. This behaviour is inexplicable.

2nd Apr 2010, 10:06

Dhamaka says:

which behaviour?
the traditional making of human castles or the getting right in the middle to take the photos?
:)

2nd Apr 2010, 14:35

Rick says:

Glad you're back home.

4th Apr 2010, 17:36