Friday, March 8, 2013

The towers of the people

In Tarragona, Catalonia, held every two years, the competition among teams of Spain to build human towers.
6000 spectators had come to see this event, which was held at the old arena for bullfights.
Task teams to build the highest tower of the people.
Teams compete for first place in several categories, divided by the complexity of the towers.

The towers of the people (15 photos)
1. Team members' Kaprogossos de Mataro "build a human tower in the 24th competition in Tarragona.
The towers of the people (15 photos)

2. Teams build towers on the exact technique that calculates the center of gravity and other factors.
The towers of the people (15 photos)

3. It is believed that this is derived from the Catalan tradition of building human towers at the end of XVIII century, and then they created a dance group.

The towers of the people (15 photos)

4. The construction of these towers is an integral part of the Catalan culture.

The towers of the people (15 photos)

5. This tradition for over 200 years.

The towers of the people (15 photos)

6. Each tower - Castello - is building a team, which is called call. The team consists of 75-500 men and women.

The towers of the people (15 photos)

7. The youngest participants and light teams go into the top of the tower, and the strongest and most difficult - its base.

The towers of the people (15 photos)

8. Usually tower consists of 6-10 levels.

The towers of the people (15 photos)

9. This event is very popular among both locals and tourists alike.

The towers of the people (15 photos)

10. This tradition is even included in the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The towers of the people (15 photos)

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