Battle of the Oranges

Lieutenant

Load up your guns    Hit!

Another event to add to my life list of things I’d like to photograph before I shuffle off this mortal coil — the Battle of the Oranges, Ivrea, Italy:

“Ivrea today is best known for its peculiar traditional carnival. The core celebration is based on a locally famous Battle of the oranges. This involves some thousands of townspeople, divided into nine combat teams, who throw oranges at each other – with considerable violence…” Ivrea, Wikipedia

View more of semantico‘s wonderful photographs of the Battle of the Oranges in this set.