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24-DEC-2009 Chris Cox

Louisiana Bonfires

Lutcher, Louisiana USA

Lutcher, Louisiana - Christmas Eve 2010

Wooden "teepee" like structures called Bonfires are built every year in the Lutcher, Gramercy, and Paulina area in Louisiana.
This tradition has existed for over a hundred years and legend has it the Bonfires are built on the Mississippi River levee to light the way for Pappa Noel to find his way to South Louisiana.

See the previous photo taken yesterday before the bonfires were lit.

This is one of the greatest "free" events in the World. Spectators line the River Road on foot as well as in cars to watch this annual tradition. River front homes host parties for friends and family. Gumbo is one of the traditional foods served on Christmas Eve.

Nikon D3 ,Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR
1/13s f/8.0 at 650.0mm iso1600, TC-17E-II full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
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Guest 27-Dec-2010 01:32
BTW, Lemon here. :)
Guest 27-Dec-2010 01:32
Splendid view, Chris. Thanks for sharing. :)
Elaine (etfitz)26-Dec-2010 02:30
A J Adams25-Dec-2010 13:44
Well done.
Earl Arboneaux 25-Dec-2010 05:04
Great photo and event! Well done, Chris..Merry Christmas....
Coleen Perilloux Landry25-Dec-2010 04:32
Beautifully done, Chris. Did you get any gumbo?
Gayle P. Clement25-Dec-2010 03:56
Beautifully photographed, Chris. Thanks for sharing.
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