Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Brilliant Madness

When looking through my photographs, I came across this one, which always makes me laugh out loud, and though I'd share it with you.
We were in Haarlem-Holland ('07), and heard some commotion coming from the main square. (Incidentally regarded as one of the most beautiful squares in Europe... ) Anyway, what we found were lots of young women wearing stilettos. They were there to run. Yes RUN! Over the cobble-stone road, around the cathedral.
The first ones over the finishing line jumped into a waiting limousine, to bring them to Amsterdam, for the final race. There the winner would be handed a cheque of €10.000!
Worth a try I suppose!

The stilettos were measured before the run, to make sure they were the required height.

I love the girl, first from left, upright as if running a normal race, in runners. And also the girl spectacularly in mid air. Stiletto left on the road.
It took a long time before we could come to terms with what we had just witnessed.

Apparently the stiletto run is now a yearly event. Brilliant Madness!


Cusp said...

Oh that poor girl about to fall...looks horrid. Madness as you say :O) and all for a drive in a limo and 10000 euros

Corina Duyn said...

:-) I know!