For weeks prior to the May 1st Maibaum celebrations a 34 metre long tree (the Maibaum) is prepared for the event in keeping with Bavarian Culture. The Maibaum is the centre of attention for the festival, and is therefore prepared and painted in the traditional Bavarian colours of blue and white according to Bavarian culture. The colours are representative of the blue sky and white clouds above Bavaria.
This maibaum belongs to the village of Putzbrunn in Southern Bavaria near Munich in Germany, and is ready to be wheeled into position by a team of men while led by a brass band and traditionally clothed women.
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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/10.0, exposure time of 1/250 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 16mm.
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