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Ever heard of 'Els Castellers'?

  1. Sep 26, 2010 #1
    Where I was born, in Catalonia, there is this tradition called 'els castellers' (lit. castle men –castells=castle, -ers=ending when writing someone's vocation) where the aim is to construct different kind of towers made of people. Weird yeah, but its origins are from 18th century. Nowadays there are a lot of groups from different parts of Catalonia practicing this tradition. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castell" [Broken])

    Of course, the bigger the tower is, the better. But there are different kinds of difficulty. There's 'la folre' and 'les manilles' where both are different names to call basis of a tower (les manilles always go in the third level of the tower). And then the tower can be constructed of 1, 2, 3, 4 (even 5) people per level. The maximum level it has been reached was 10. Yeah, a 10-tower level made up of people.

    This is the video of the first time this tower was reached:




    Sit back and enjoy! It's always amusing to see this tradition for the first time, even if it's not in live.

    P.S: I fail at linking youtube vids: sorry... tried the embed thing but didn't work.
     
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  3. Sep 26, 2010 #2

    lisab

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    Ah, to post a video...you copy the code after the = sign in the Youtube address (in this case it's 6IZ7CaGNI6w). Click on the TV icon and paste the code between the YOUTUBE tags. So it would look like this, without the * :

    [*YOUTUBE]6IZ7CaGNI6w

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IZ7CaGNI6w
     
  4. Sep 26, 2010 #3

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    That's basically terrifying to watch, btw! :smile:
     
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