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Post by Maria on Thu 4 Sep 2008 - 17:02

these were taken at a Course Landaise which is like a sort of bloodless bull fight. The players have to jump over the bull, getting as close to it as possible without getting gored. The girl top left is my cousin Emma from Shanghai, standing next to her auntie (Pattys sister Rita)



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Post by Guest on Thu 4 Sep 2008 - 17:51

love the shaped pics.... Smile

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Post by Guest on Thu 4 Sep 2008 - 17:53

Love the layout - not so keen on the subject!!

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Post by Guest on Thu 4 Sep 2008 - 19:01

Glad you said bloosless bullfight. I detest bull fighting.
Doesn't Rita look like Patty.
As Patty said, nice LO, not so nice subject.

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Post by kimb on Thu 4 Sep 2008 - 19:24

love the lo maria and i imagine the sport to be quite exciting but i am also glad it is bloodless
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Post by Maria on Thu 4 Sep 2008 - 19:37

Oh its great fun - the bulls enjoy it (I think) and there are often injuries but to the gymasts not the bulls and they sometimes do double summersaults and stuff over them and everyone cheers. They are a regular thing at fetes round here.

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Post by Guest on Thu 4 Sep 2008 - 19:57

Maria wrote:Oh its great fun - the bulls enjoy it (I think) and there are often injuries but to the gymasts not the bulls and they sometimes do double summersaults and stuff over them and everyone cheers. They are a regular thing at fetes round here.

I would never have associated bulls with France regarding sport.

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Post by WeirdCat on Thu 4 Sep 2008 - 20:00

Lovely LO, a preferable way for bulls to be seen in a ring than the Spanish version

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Post by Lorraine on Thu 4 Sep 2008 - 20:29

Looks like great fun, Maria.
As long as the bulls aren't getting hurt, I could enjoy that. Mr Green

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Post by Maria on Thu 4 Sep 2008 - 21:05

I promise everybody that there is absolutely no spears/knives/weapons involved. The bull is 'managed' bya sort of logn rope with a slip not so they sort of force him to run in a certai line and the gymnasts have to dance about him. Occasionally they get it wrong and the bull has them! this usually results in a broken arm or finger etc and the bull isnt punished of course. Mostly the problem is the bull gets bored and stops charging and so they change them ever few runs.

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Post by Scatty on Thu 4 Sep 2008 - 21:39

Great LO Maria, sounds like good fun.
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Post by thriftycrafter on Thu 4 Sep 2008 - 22:04

Great photos, I'd like to see more of the costumes, sounds like an exciting event.

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Post by Guest on Fri 12 Sep 2008 - 12:14

Love the photo's Maria. nice LO

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