Monday, January 18, 2016

braving the flames

A man rides a horse through the flames during the "Luminarias" annual religious celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares, northwest of Madrid, Spain, January 16, 2016. According to tradition that dates back 500 years, people ride their horses through the narrow cobblestone streets of this small village to purify the animals with the smoke of the bonfires. Picture taken January 16, 2016. REUTERS/Susana Vera

1 comment:

  1. They abuse bulls and throw goats from belfries in Spain. Goat throwing was finally banned in 2002. And they aren't exactly kind to horses during bull fights either. Just a culture i cannot admire.

    I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
    Abraham Lincoln