Friday, July 15, 2011

Camague Bull Games

"Spirit, intelligence and speed are the qualities of the Camargue bull, qualities that it demonstrates in the bull games ("course camarguaise"). The bull games are an essential part of Camargue traditions and attract enthousiastic crowds. In the bull games it is the bull, not the man, who is the hero, even though some of the "razeteurs" (men dressed in white who try to grab the ribbon attached between the bull's horns) are local celebrities. Each bull has a name, and these names appear on the posters."









You can see the small ribbons on the horns that they are trying to catch with the comb shaped tools in their hands. I did not try this.













2 comments:

  1. Some very cool action shots Michael! Really a fun sport!
    XXX

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