as today seems to be a “human achievement” kind of day…
there are rarely accidents, and they’re extremely well trained. so cool.
Human Castle Building in 25th Year: Big Pic
Since the late eighteenth century, Spain has had human tower building in the Catalan region, and over time it developed into a competitive sport. The Catalan tradition is believed to have originated from human towers built at the end of the 18th century by dance groups and is part of the Catalan culture.
This year makes the 25th Tarragona Castells Competition.
The competitors build what are called castells, which means castle in Catalan. The goal is to create the largest and most complex castle possible. They can have between one and five people per level and will sometimes have as many as ten levels.
The bottom of the castle is called the “pinya,” and serves the dual purpose of providing support for the castle and a human safety net for the castellers.
build it bigger…