Wordless Wednesday

A casteller getting ready before going on to the main plaza of a Catalan town

Castellers

Don’t know who the castellers are?  Check here, here, and videos here (I always get goosebumps when the music starts). They were my favourite element of Catalan culture and the energy in the square when they succeed in putting together a difficult tower is ubelievable… My husband used to say that if we lived in Catalonia for good, he would have joined a group of castellers.

Author: guerson

Born and raised in Brazil, a Canadian stole my heart and took me to Canada in 1999. After seven years between Montreal and Toronto, we then moved to Barcelona, Spain, where I did research for my PhD thesis. This blog began as a chronicle of our adventures while living in Barcelona and exploring the old world and has acquired a life of its own after we moved back to Canada.

1 thought on “Wordless Wednesday”

  1. Wow! What a great photo! :)
    You know, I too get goosebumps when those gralles begin to play. One of my favourites, though, is being woken up by the grallers playing their toc de matinades (morning tune) on some holidays.
    Cheers!

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