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Saturday, January 30, 2016

360: Child Climbs Historic Human Tower

Whoa! That's high! Don't you just love these 360 degree videos... and these great human towers?...

FOR centuries, the “castellers" of Catalonia in Spain have been competing to build the highest and most impressive human towers. This incredible footage, shot in 360 by photographer and filmmaker Drew Gardner, shows a team known as the ‘Old Reds’ attempt to build a notoriously challenging tower not successfully achieved since 1881. Gardner travelled to Vilafranca, a small town just outside Barcelona, as thousands of spectators flooded into the packed town square to watch the castellers form a tower of five levels of four people, on top of which another level of two rested. However the tower is not considered complete until the enxaneta, a small child, has climbed to the very top and raised four fingers – said to represent the four stripes of the Catalan flag. After an initial failed attempt when the tower collapsed, the Old Reds managed to achieve their goal - and the celebrations began in earnest.


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