DANCE of DEATH / DANSA de la MORT, Verges

 

Dansa de la Mort / Dance of Death

Dansa de la Mort / Dance of Death

 

 

Verges is a small town on the North of Catalunya, it presserves a unique medieval tradition in Europe, THE DANCE OF DEATH. Please look for more info here

 

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 All the town is expectating  for the procession 

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 First at all we do a fast  tour to the village

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The Moon is raising, the time to visit the Church

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The narrow streets are almost on the dark, everything is in silence

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In the walls of the streets rinds of snail with a wick bathed in oil have stuck to ignite them and to illuminate the procession

 

 

Snails for illumination

Snails for illumination

 

The procession is starting, the people wait patiently on the narrow streets more than 3 hours to have a good place

 

 

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Finally the moment to fire arrived, a nice beautiful light is on the streets

 

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THE PROCESSION

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THE DANCERS OF THE DANCE OF DEATH ARRIVE…

 

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© Lluis Ripoll, April 2009

All pictures with Leica M8 and Leica lenses, particularly using Summilux 35 (Pre-Asph) and Elmarit 28 ASPH

 

 

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