Every two years in the city of Tarragona, Spain, "castellers" gather to see who can build the highest, most intricate human castles. This uniquely Catalan tradition requires astonishing strength, finesse, balance - and most of all - courage.

via [laughing squid], [the next web]

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Comment by Eugene on February 24, 2011 at 2:25pm
@Marica - That's really incredible!
@Carme - Thanks for sharing the info!
Comment by Alyssa Anda on February 24, 2011 at 2:20pm
@Marica and Carme- thanks for sharing! :))
Comment by Marica on February 23, 2011 at 4:52pm
I've seen in live "Els Castellers" two years ago and I was speechless, the atmosphere in that square was magical!
Here the "Castellers de Vilafranca", is called a "tres de nou"-"three of nine"- because there are three persons in each of the middle levels, and nine levels in total. It was amazing!!
Comment by sAm on February 23, 2011 at 4:16pm
This is absolutely incredible. Brings a smile to my face.
Comment by Carme Rodríguez Capilla on February 23, 2011 at 3:11pm
Not only in Tarragona, but in all the Catalan people celebrate "Els Castellers" a strong tradition of popular support that has come to mean the sum of all of the value of the individual. Who rises above generally tend to be younger, mostly girls, are called "enxaneta. "
I leave you this link, translate: http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2010/12/12/barcelona/1292117671.html
In November 2010 Castellers declared Patrimony of Humanity
I'm proud to say : I 'm Catalan! ;)
Comment by Astefanei George Cosmin on February 23, 2011 at 1:38pm
Comment by Alyssa Anda on February 23, 2011 at 11:45am
I am petrified of heights! I have respect for them. So much courage is needed for this! When they fell, I admit, I gasped! haha

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