The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Shadows and Smiles


Piñatas for sale. A piñata is a brightly-colored paper container filled with fruit, candy and/or toys. It is generally suspended on a rope from a tree branch or ceiling and is used during celebrations. A succession of blindfolded, stick-wielding children try to break the piñata in order to collect the sweets (traditionally sugarcane) and/or toys inside of it. It has been used for hundreds of years to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays, Christmas and Easter. The Spanish word piñata comes from the Italian word pignatta, a pinecone-shaped clay pot (from pigna, "pinecone"). Although the piñata originated in Mexico, many cultures around the world embrace the tradition. In Iraq and Afganistan the exploding piñata is quite popular. [Wiki]

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5 comments:

Kate said...

Colourful! Thanks for the history lesson, too. One of our relatives often has a 4th of July celebration with pinatas that keeps the stick-wielding children quite happy!

Kris said...

I would really, really like that Elmo one for my toddler’s second birthday. He’s enraptured by all things Elmo at the moment!

Lovely image.

Tony said...

HOLA CARRAOL, TE HA QUEDADO LA LUZ PERFECTA Y EL CONTRASTE DE COLORES LE DA FUERZA A LA IMAGEN....FELICIDADES...SALUDOS TONY

Nathalie said...

I love pinatas !(sorry I can't do the accent on the n, but I know how to pronounce it. These ones are huge. Great photo!

Carraol, I belong to the City Daily Photo web ring and plan to participate in the 1st September theme day which is about sister cities.

Avignon has 8 sister cities, of which unfortunately non is covered by a CDP blog.

Among those sister cities is Guanajuato. Would you by any chance know the city and have a photo available for me to use that would represent this city (or similar type of scenery).

If I was to use it I would obviously mention you as the credit, with a link to your blog. Can you help ?

Cheers

Nathalie


Avignon in Photos
http://avignon-in-photos.blogspot.com/

GLORIA said...

COLORES, SOMBRAS, BUENA TOMA!!!