Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Olé - La plaza de toros de Huércal-Overa

Hey folks: Well, I went to a small town about and hour northeast of Almería called Huércal-Overa. Every municipality has their own time during the year when they have their town celebration. This normally includes a fair with rides and food vendors, however this one also included a bull fight. Now, personal feelings aside, the bull fight is a great place to witness true Spanish culture. Here are a few photos and videos. Viewer discretion is advised...

The opening act.

Those are the ears of the dead bull he's holding.

Steeped in tradition...


Below are some videos I took, The first one
was at the feria, this vendor is showing us
how churros are made. This classic Spanish
pastry is normally eaten with thick hot chocolate.
They're kind-of like funnel cakes but tubular,
and without the powdered sugar. Yum!

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5 comments:

la rubia said...

Interesting combo of bullfight and churros - one so disturbing yet beautiful, the other not so pretty but heaven in the belly...

te echo de menos :)

Tena said...

Gross!

MR C FROM BIG D !!!!! said...

Carlos Arruza Juarez, Mexico 1955/58, one of the better fighters in that arena!!!!! And he won many ears!!!!!!

;))

Anonymous said...

Howdy Stranger, We are really enjoying your blogs & pics. Glad to see your having a good time & many adventures. We miss you. Keep us entertained, we're looking forward to your next post. Take Care, Michelle

Saskia said...

How can you enjoy this slaughter of innocent animals and say it is Spanish culture, "so you have to see it"? Spain has so much more to offer than this blood bath and also 70% of the Spanish people don't like bullfighting. It is just an excuse for tourists to go to a bullfight, to say that it is culture. Have you ever attended the circumcision of a girl in Africa? It's culture as well, you know...