Wednesday, July 19, 2006

I Bleeve I can Fly

Spanish Recortador

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Modern day Spanish Recortador continues bull leaping tradition that goes back to the legendary King Minos from Crete's Minoan civilization. This lovely picture of a recortador jumping over a wild cow during a show in Pamplona, Spain on July 8, 2006 is courtesy of Eloy Alonso, Reuters. What is it with Mediterranean folks and jumping over livestock?

Minoan Bull Leaping Fresco
Bull Leaping Fresco from the 2000 BC Palace at Knossos

1 comment:

Tracy said...

Oh geez! I can't believe that's real!