Photo of the Week 24

by Nathanael

This shot, by Daniel Ochoa de Olza in January 2010 depicts the Feast of Saint Anthony the Great in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain, where residents ride their horses and mules through purifying bonfires. From boston.com:

The festival in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain coincides every year with the eve of the Feast of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of animals. According to tradition, revelers ride their horses through bonfires placed around the village to purify the animals with fire and smoke after receiving a blessing from a priest.

I don’t know about all that, but what I do know is that this photo is beautiful. A real work of art.

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