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Coopers Dance
Coopers Dance

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Challenge: C is for _______ (Minimal Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Date: Jan 27, 2019
Date Uploaded: Jan 27, 2019

A very traditional event that takes place every seventh year in Bavaria.

The coopers in their guild clothes are performing a dance as a reminder to the epidemic plague around 1517. When many of Munich's citizens had died and the survivers didn't dare to leave their houses, the coopers were the first ones to gather on the deserted streets and to dance - a sign for hope and new Courage to face life.

If it wasn't for minimal editing I would have cropped at the right side - off with all the rear views ...

Place: 22 out of 51
Avg (all users): 5.6739
Avg (participants): 5.6000
Avg (non-participants): 5.8125
Views since voting: 75
Views during voting: 87
Votes: 46
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/12/2019 04:22:20 PM
I would never have guessed that one could fit a Schäfflertanz into a C is for ___ challenge :-)
Nice shot - it's hard to get a shot of them with no one in front. I didn't manage it their last time around, and then one has to wait 7 years ...
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02/11/2019 03:04:49 AM
Interesting image with the celebration of a time honoured dance,living history vote 7
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02/08/2019 08:27:17 AM
A strange festival, swinging horseshoe shaped garland. Nicely caught and framed.
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