Maggiolata, Part 3, Men in Tights

What would any event in Italy be without men in tights.   They are the heralds, the banner carriers, the flag throwers, the drummers, those who proceed  the ‘royalty’ of the town. 

 

maggiolata, b day 047

 

Note the hand on the hip

 

maggiolata, b day 049

 

Whooo, progressive, Lucignano allows a woman in this group.

 

maggiolata, b day 111

 

It is a huge honor to be part of the group and something that you start young preparing for.  The young’n in front has that hand on the hip down, doesn’t he?

 

maggiolata, b day 113

 

 

Next, were the great white ox pulling an empty cart with wooden wheels. 

 

maggiolata, b day 115

 

 

 

maggiolata, b day 117

 

 

maggiolata, b day 141

 

The thing that struck me about the cart was how noisy it was.  The wooden wheels on the stone paving.  How noisy this town must have been when all that went through here was these carts.

 

maggiolata, b day 135

 

maggiolata, b day 136

 

See this older one doesn’t have that hand on the hip thing correct…. Hmmm he needs work before next year.

 

maggiolata, b day 138

 

“Turn around son, we’re going this way”

 

maggiolata, b day 139

 

“Oh, alright!”

 

 

maggiolata, b day 140

 

What would you have to do to get children this age,  in America, to dress up in costume, walk around town 3 times (about 2 hours worth) holding some girl’s/boy’s hand?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: