Sunday, November 16

Barcelona Caganers: Rafa Nadal

Barcelona Caganers: Rafa Nadal [enlarge]

Among the many traditions of Catalonia, there is one which is rather peculiar: the Caganers. These small figures that originally represented a payés (peasant) making "number two", are part of Catalan nativity scenes. There was a moment in history in which not only the peasant was characterized in this prosaic posture (feces included) but also celebrities, local authorities, religious men, international renown personalities, presidents. This year's sensation was Obama. I showed Fidel Castro and Bush together in a previous post. I visited Santa Llucia Christmas market and chose this one for you, number one tennis player Rafa Nadal. I suppose it is always pleasing to show people as they really are, deprived of all the aura and power. I hope you don't feel offended and get to understand this deep rooted tradition of ours.

I would like to thank those who congratulated me for the Weekly-Pic-K Award at VFXY. I dedicate it to you.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous SQ said...

Thank you very much for sharing your culture and this photo with us. Indeed, it is a great opportunity to learn more about people's traditions. I love that photo :)

3:40 AM  
Anonymous Ivar said...

Very funny capture, great colors and dof too. Looks like a store that is full of interesting things. Nice

4:42 AM  
Anonymous Chris Cardelli said...

I'll have to agree with SQ. As for the image itself, its overall combination of color and texture make me feel like I'm standing in the doorway ready to browse more.

8:05 PM  
Anonymous claire said...

really cool shot Carlos! the colors are wonderful. congratulation on being the weekly pick at VFXY! :D

4:22 PM  
Blogger Carlos Lorenzo said...

Thanks my friends. Let's see your wonderful images :)

1:30 AM  
Anonymous oldmanneill said...

Pretty great. I'm gonna have to pick up a few if/when I get back.

11:02 PM  
Blogger Carlos Lorenzo said...

Thanks!

11:07 PM  

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