16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The Hero II

After the race, the winning jockey exults with the whip (sinew) used to strike his horse, among thrilled contradaioli who want to reach him to celebrate his victory. They will carry their hero shoulder high, through the square to the Provenzano’s church. All through the night the relentless drumming of gleaming drummers will echo around the city. Like drumming, the party will continue all night. A real slice of city life manifests itself through a multitude of feelings as intense and diversified as anxiety, trepidation, anticipation, joy, fear and anger.

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Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Siena, Italy
Copyright: © Luca Venturi