Midsummer celebration !

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    The evening of June 23rd is celebrated in Denmark with bonfires as the following day is the birthday of John the Baptist. It is however linked closely to the celebration of Mid Summer, and as such considered to be a spiritually powerful evening where evil forces such as witches would like to play their faul games. The bonfires are lit to keep these evil forces away, so you see this evening is connected both to Christianity and superstition, and one might say that we're 'playing it safe' !
    Last year on 23/6 I visited friends in Gudhjem on Bornholm where this photo was taken.

    micahheatwole, Fresh Light, c0gnate, and 9 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. VSan. [deleted] 46 months ago | reply

      great shot!!!

    2. micahheatwole 46 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot! The fire in the distance is amazing! Well shot Mogens!

    3. webBev48. 46 months ago | reply

      Certified by Beautiful Capture Group
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    4. Jane Brown (verdigris jane) 46 months ago | reply

      lovely capture - and interesting commentary

    5. RenaGinz 46 months ago | reply

      This is wonderful!

    6. Fresh Light 46 months ago | reply

      Paradise picture

    7. c0gnate 46 months ago | reply

      love the mood!

    8. ceca67 46 months ago | reply

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    9. ex_pandora 46 months ago | reply

      This amazing street shot was seen in Slice O' Life shots

    10. sofia 38 [deleted] 46 months ago | reply

      favolosa cattura amico mio caro!!!! un bacio

    11. Dan in Mars 46 months ago | reply

      Wonderful composition !

    12. Carlos GF 46 months ago | reply

      In Spain this night is named "la noche de San Juan" and is the same thing too. This photo is wonderful, I love color and POV. Fav !!

    13. mly2000 46 months ago | reply

      And not only in Santiago?

    14. dxg180˚ |||| [deleted] 44 months ago | reply

      The context is wonderful. I especially like the intent in this frame. Beautiful. Hopeful, maybe start of something anew? Revolution perhaps? ;)

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