Friday, October 9, 2015

Horsefeathers

There's so much to see at Fuengirola's annual Feria (fair). To be clear, there's more than one annual fair in Fuengirola. This week's annual event is to honour the Virgin of the Rosary. She was processed (that's pro-CEST as opposed to PRAH-cest) from the church this week. I've seen her before and wanted instead to see the horses and costumes as they arrived at the fairgrounds. Here, today, are the horses (mostly).

(Click any image to equestriansize.)

A HORSE BITES OFF A WOMAN'S HEAD AS HER FRIEND LOOKS ON.
HORSEFEATHERS*!
(*POLITE AMERICAN SLANG FOR HORSESHIT OR BULLSHIT.)
THE FIRST ARRIVALS. THE ADULTS WENT FOR A BEER AND
ARGUED A BIT BEFORE ENTERING THE FAIRGROUNDS.
PURE CLASS OUTSIDE ON THE NEARBY PLAZA.
STOPPING FOR A SARSAPARILLA AT A LOCAL SALOON.
(ACTUALLY, STOPPING FOR A FANTA ORANGE.)
SPANISH MAN SMOKING CUBAN CIGAR ON ARABIAN HORSE?*
*(REALLY, ANDALUSIAN — ALSO PURE SPANISH — HORSES, NOT ARABIAN.)

THE FAIRGROUNDS' STREETS WERE STILL FAIRLY EMPTY,
BUT PEOPLE KEPT WALKING IN FRONT OF MY SHOTS.




APPLYING LIPSTICK AS SHE RIDES.

A TASTE OF TOMORROW:
THE TRADITIONAL COSTUMES.

26 comments:

  1. Gorgeous pictures as always ... the little dog is killing me right now.

    "Spanish man smoking Cuban cigar on Arabian horse?"

    Walt Disney was right: it IS a small world after all!

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    1. Bob:
      And oh how those ruffles flounced as the dog pranced along.

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  2. Poor poochie; has no one told her that polka dots and ruffles don't mix?

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    1. Jacqueline:
      Once you see today's pictures, you'll understand that polka dots and ruffles (well, everything and ruffles) definitely DO mix.

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  3. That tacky woman who walked into your shot was wearing an orange hat with a pink dress! What a bunch of beautiful horses, though.

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    1. Ms. Sparrow:
      I did a lot of eye-rolling, as did others, when people walked in front of me. Most we simply oblivious. Others were downright rude. But, I did love that photo with the tacky hat in my face. The horses are stunning.

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  4. Those horses are extremely well taken care of- they say the Spanish are the best horsemen in the world. I love the dog outfit, my dog would have ripped that thing off and shredded it in 10 seconds flat!

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    1. Cheapchick:
      These Andalusian horses are breathtakingly beautiful and clearly loved. As for the dog, it's funny how some pets love being dressed up and shown off.

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  5. Loverly! What an interesting place to live. In Madison all we will have will be political horsefeathers ...

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    1. Michael:
      Yeah, I'm familiar with THOSE horsefeathers!

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  6. Mitchell it is a lovely festival the horses are great

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    1. Gosia:
      Nights at the fair are wonderful, too, except for the deafening music.

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  7. The garb on the men and women is beautiful! they look so sharp and elegant!
    The horses are beauties as well, eh?
    I know this may be a weird question: What happens to all the horse poop? i suppose there is a special crew travelling behind them at the end of the procession scooping it all up? right? Much like they do on the beaches in the morning? Just wondering....

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    1. Jim:
      Oh, yeah, the sanitation department has cleaning crews never far behind to sweep up the mess.

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  8. I don't know much about horses but these look exceptionally attractive. I love the colors and pageantry.

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    1. Stephen:
      They're Andalusian. I'm going to add that info to the post. They are truly spectacular. The horses here are not as dramatically adorned as the ones we saw in Sevilla, but the horses themselves are really beautiful.

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  9. The horses were interesting... but, WOOOHOOO.... it's the dresses that capture my eye! However, even the dog looks better in ruffles than I would ;-)

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    1. Sharon:
      I think you'd look great in one of the dresses! Wait until you see today's pictures (coming shortly).

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  10. They are horses of the Andalusian breed. The horses you find at the Spanish Riding School in Wein (Vienna)!!
    The finest breed of horses in the World!!!!!!
    Colin

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    1. Huggybear:
      Thanks for the info. I should have looked that up before posting, but I got lazy! I'm going to add that info to the post now. I can understand "the finest breed" description. They're spectacular. Sending you "hugs" for sharing!

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  11. You make me laugh, laugh, laugh, chuckle, chuckle, chukcly, giggle out loud, Mitchell :) "A HORSE BITES OFF A WOMAN'S HEAD AS HER FRIEND LOOKS ON."

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    1. Judy:
      I wonder how many others have looked at that caption and will now report that horses in Spain eat people!

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  12. what lovely horses! thank you for sharing these photos.

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    1. Spo:
      My pleasure. Thanks, as always, for your visit!

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