Nîmes notes

a picture diary from a Roman town in the south of France

Abrivado

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abrivadoAlthough many of the events were cancelled today due to the heavy rain, the evening abrivado was not. The idea is, that the gardians (cowboys of Camargue) lead the galloping young bulls through the crowds, and the adventurous young men try to stop the bull by pulling its horns and tail. The bull, although young, is much, much stronger than the boys, so it needs much man power to stop the bull.

And the gardians – including a lady gardian – are so handsome in their traditional costumes! Not to mention the beauty of their horses…

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Picture diaries from Nîmes (and Marseille), South of France

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