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Midsummer bonfire...
Every year..on June 23rd - midsummer, we light these big bonfires many places in Denmark. We put fire to burn the witches - as you can see in the picture...but in the "good old days" it was real people, who was burnt. Usually it was just some poor women, who acted a little different from other people and therefore they got burnt in the fire...poor women.
But nowadays we only burn dolls....
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Jun 26 2007 07:35 GMT bagiggio
The same thing happened at Triora, in Liguria in Italy. One day all women of the country were burned...
Jun 26 2007 08:12 GMT AlisonBelinda
all of them bagiggio??

It happened here in the UK too, many women (and some men and children) were burned at the stake.

Brilliant photo, you caught the flames, and there is a great feeling of 'sinister' with this photo.
Jun 26 2007 08:16 GMT Ini
WOW terribly always ..:-((
Jun 26 2007 09:10 GMT bagiggio
Yes, you can read the History on the web like this :
Jun 26 2007 09:29 GMT moniqpl
beautiful capture of fire!
Jun 26 2007 09:46 GMT AlisonBelinda
Thanks for the link bagiggio, it's a great website.

It is amazing how cruel we humans can be...
Jun 26 2007 12:13 GMT Poulet PRO
Great shot!
Very interesting!
Jun 26 2007 12:26 GMT jceca PRO
yeah, well known story about witches .... :S
anyhow, wonderful shot !!!!!!