Wednesday, August 30, 2006

a turn in the south (6)

Course libre, Le Cailar, August 2006.

18 comments:

Oscar Grillo said...

Wonderful!

Mauricio said...

Great!!!!!!

Hugs, my friend!

alberto mielgo said...

OLE!
Esto esta cojonudo! Pure action, man.

A. Riabovitchev said...

Beautiful!:O)

Matt J said...

Superb pose on the beast!

Dominic Bugatto said...

Very nice.

Clio said...

Gorgeous! Saw a presentation about bullfighting in an arena in Nimes, this captures the spirit so well!

Clio said...

Rather, bull running. It's hilarious!

limbolo said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the 'course camarguaise' Clio. It is a great team game and very special to this region in the south of France.
The taureaux are not killed and those who seem to know 'la regle de jeu' return to the arena to pit their speed and power against the 'razeteurs'.

shellywan said...

Nice.
ummm.... is that guy not seeing the bull coming at him? A____A

limbolo said...

He sees the taureau and the taureau has just seen him. Both run towards each other. They have two different aims in mind when they meet.

Elliot said...

They don't normally wear cricket whites though, do they?

limbolo said...

Yes, they do...
And - first time around - the rules are just as confusing. Somehow the taureau knows exactly what to do...Well, I guess he's been here before - the game dates back to remote antiquity.
The guys - the razeteurs - are all in white. The taureau is all in black.

Sorry to seem pretentious - why call the beast a taureau when 'bull' ought to do. But these sleek-hipped, velvet-coated creatures with their long ivory horns and swaggering, jousting manner seem to be best called by the name the people gave them.

limbolo said...

Oh - as Clio pointed out - it's also very funny. The 'course libre' is a french comedy, not a spanish tragedy.

Oscar Grillo said...

Taurus

David Malan said...

This is some really great stuff. You have a really wide veriety but it is really great and really original.
wonderful work

dodos said...

Very intense, great movement.
It is August indeed, i can tell by the brightness of the light...

william wray said...

What a great composition!