Flag Throwing Contest in Ferrara

Flag throwing done right -- and wrong!

We’ve just spent a day watching individuals and teams throw flags in the air and catch them in artistic manners aided by the use of all available limbs. This was a preliminary event before the Palio of Ferrara, claimed to be the oldest Palio recorded. Here are just 2 of 300 pictures of the gare degli sbandieratori del Palio di Ferrara.

Here is what I learned yesterday, after standing at the rail for two hours waiting for the Sbandieratori to begin, then taking pictures while analyzing the action in the campo.

This is good flag throwing

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Flag throwing right

This isn’t such good flag throwing

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Flag throwing wrong.

Simple, eh? Questions?

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