11 June 2013

Fête des Limaces - Lighting the Snail Shells

It's getting dark - time for the villagers to light the wicks. This low wall opposite the church is lined with snail shells each of which has been filled with olive oil and a wick. Manu carefully brings each shell to life.


Il commence à faire sombre - c'est le moment pour les villageois d'allumer les mèches. Ce muret en face de l' église est bordé de coquilles d'escargots dont chacune a été remplie avec de l'huile d'olive et une mèche. Manu donne soigneusement vie à chaque coquille.


  1. Not an easy shot this one with the low light provided by candles only. You did a magnificent job. The photo definitely conveys the festival's spirit.


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