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Fine Form: Barcelona’s ‘Human Tower’ > Germany’s ‘Human Centipede’

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Slade Sohmer

By Slade Sohmer
May 20, 2013 at 10:37 am



A “castell” is a human tower traditionally built during festivals in many places in Catalonia, Spain. Over the weekend, in the Barcelona neighborhood of Gracia, teams competed to build the most impressive human towers.

These shots are absolutely mind-blowing:

APTOPIX Spain Human Tower

(All pics via Emilio Morenatti of the Associated Press, who, as an aside, lost a leg in a bomb blast in Afghanistan in 2009 and offered great hope and advice to Boston bombing victims a month ago.)

Spain Human Tower

Spain Human Tower

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Spain Human Tower

Spain Human Tower

And this is what it looks like when it all collapses:

Spain Human Tower

Spain Human Tower

Spain Human Tower

And a bonus — li’l dude on top wins the day:

Spain Human Tower

There are no videos on YouTube of this weekend’s festivities, but you can check out past Human Towers here:

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