May Poles Photos

Germanic communities celebrated May Day by dancing around tall beribboned May poles. Such poles have since evolved into year round promotional features hung with carvings which reflect a town's local history and features.

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Maypole painting by Francisco de Goya at Alte Nationalgalerie. Berlin, Germany.Maximilianstraße streetscape running from Maypole to Old Castle. Bayreuth, Germany.Traditional German market may pole at Viktualienmarkt. Munich, Germany.May pole marking German Beer Purity Law at Viktualienmarkt. Munich, Germany.
Maypole painting (c1808-12) by Francisco de Goya at Alte Nationalgalerie. Berlin, Germany.Maximilianstraße streetscape running from Maypole to Old Castle. Bayreuth, Germany.Traditional German market may pole at Viktualienmarkt. Munich, Germany.May pole marking German Beer Purity Law (enacted 1487) at Viktualienmarkt. Munich, Germany.
Scenes of Oktoberfest celebrations on May pole at Viktualienmarkt. Munich, Germany.Scenes of Oktoberfest celebrations on May pole at Viktualienmarkt. Munich, Germany.Scenes of Oktoberfest celebrations on May pole at Viktualienmarkt. Munich, Germany.Maypole in Hohenschwangau with directions signs to nearby attractions. Füssen, Germany.
Scenes of Oktoberfest celebrations on May pole at Viktualienmarkt. Munich, Germany.Scenes of Oktoberfest celebrations on May pole at Viktualienmarkt. Munich, Germany.Scenes of Oktoberfest celebrations on May pole at Viktualienmarkt. Munich, Germany.Maypole in Hohenschwangau with directions signs to nearby attractions. Füssen, Germany.
Maypole in Vereins Kirche park shows scenes related to history of Fredericksburg. Fredericksburg, TX.Scenes of settlement & town buildings on Fredericksburg Maypole. Fredericksburg, TX.Scenes of agriculture & hunting on Fredericksburg Maypole. Fredericksburg, TX.Scenes of western culture & peace treaty on Fredericksburg Maypole. Fredericksburg, TX.
Maypole in Vereins Kirche park shows scenes related to history of Fredericksburg. Fredericksburg, TX.Scenes of settlement & town buildings on Fredericksburg Maypole. Fredericksburg, TX.Scenes of agriculture & hunting on Fredericksburg Maypole. Fredericksburg, TX.Scenes of western culture & peace treaty on Fredericksburg Maypole. Fredericksburg, TX.

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