Photographer's Note

The maypole is a tradition going back to the 16th century. Young people of the village work together to select and cut down the tree, to transport and to decorate it. During the preparation it is necessary to guard the maypole because young people from other villages may try to steal it. The setting up of the maypole is a big feast for the whole community.

Shot in the village of Jachenau in the south of Munich near the border to Austria. With about 886 people it is the smallest community in Bavaria.

In the workshop i posted two more detailed photos.

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Additional Photos by Thomas Filippou (makis) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 28 W: 1 N: 54] (306)
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