Monday, July 28, 2008

Corrida de Rejones

Bullfight upon horseback. WOW!! What a show. I was prepared for the worst but it was fabulous. I looked away for the killing of the bull and the dragging him away. The horses and riders were marvelous. One horse even tried to bite the bull. Every time the horse tried the arena yelled "ole!". We were front row and had Juan Carlos Ferris telling us all about the traditions and meanings to the ceremony. We had a terrific evening. The bullfights started at 11 pm, 6 bulls, 24 horses and 3 bullfighters on horseback. Brave (valiente) bulls and boring (cowardly) bulls. You wave a white handkerchief or your newspaper to let the Presidente of the Plaza de torros if the fighter should get 1 ear, 2 ears or the tail. We saw one 2 ear fight but the rest were 1 ear. The picture of the bullfigher is Leonardo Hernandez, he is 20 years old and has been doing this for 3 years already. Amazing. I would go again. Not sure that A would enjoy it yet, perhaps when she is leaving Espana in 3 years. I cannot wait for M and C to arrive. There will be horse racing on the beach in Sanlucar. We hope to go to Morocco, Gibraltar and Arcos for day trip touring.

1 comment:

Liz said...

Hey there, I absolutely love the pics, Keep them coming. I just realized that if I click on the small pics I can see them full screen size. I also learned I can save them to my coputer in my pics so I now have a folder for "Meryls pics from Spain".