lunes, febrero 19, 2007

Carnival in Plaza Mayor!


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Sunday afternoon I went out to take a walk as the weather was fine, and this is what I find, a Carnival parade in Plaza Mayor! They were representing a fight between Doña Cuaresma and Don Carnal. This huge lady (maybe Doña cuaresma) with a sword in her hand was actually a man... I realised it when she/he shout "¡A por ellos!"
Also, you can see there a equestrian statue of King Felipe II, placed there since 1848.

Esta tarde, acompañada por un tiempo agradable, fui de paseo por el centro, y me encontré con un desfile de Carnaval en la Plaza Mayor! Estaban representando un combate entre Doña Cuaresma y Don Carnal. Esta mujer tan alta blandiendo la espada era realmente un hombre, y lo hubierais notado todos al oir su grito de ¡A por ellos!
¿Veis la estatua ecuestre que nos da la espalda? Es el Rey Felipe II, y lleva ahí colocada desde 1848.

Listening to U2 Sunday bloody sunday

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At 19/2/07 00:54, Blogger Jazzy said...

wow how impressive.
very strong image, i quite like it.

 
At 19/2/07 01:35, Anonymous John said...

Great image. The clouds really add to it.

 
At 19/2/07 02:17, Blogger Chris & Deb said...

This makes a very strong impact. It looks so much like an oil painting! You've outdone yourself here....
Beautiful!

 
At 19/2/07 05:00, Blogger GiuCe said...

great composition...

a primera vista me pareció que tambien era una escultura!

muchos saludos
y q empieces lindo tu semana ^^

 
At 19/2/07 06:41, Blogger Lavender Lady said...

The light on the building...the wonderful sky. Who has time to notice the statue.

 
At 19/2/07 06:48, Blogger Olivier said...

Waouuuu.. Impressionnant,on dirait un fantome sorti des enfers. Superbe photo

Waouuuu. Impressing, one would say a fantome left the hells. Superb photograph

 
At 19/2/07 09:59, Blogger freelancer said...

nice sunset,
beautiful shades

 
At 19/2/07 11:00, Blogger Carraol said...

Beautiful light & great shot!

 
At 19/2/07 12:32, Blogger Oya said...

Dsole, this a very powerful photo. The carnival is intersting itself, but the building behind the man/woman the effect of the sun the red, I lov that pic. You did good girl...:)

 
At 19/2/07 12:43, Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

Yes, the building and the light striking it adds a lot to this scene which looks a lot like a film or movie scene.

You know, I have never read a story about what being cut with a sword felt like. I mean some knight swinging a broad sword with a lot of heft, and that blade cutting into your thigh must have hurt a lot worse than any migraine you can imagine. But I have never read one story about that kind of pain.

 
At 19/2/07 12:50, Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Oh, it must be fun! Looking at the grey clouds, was the rain pouring down after the carnival?
Nice shot!

 
At 19/2/07 13:25, Blogger Dsole said...

"The Plaza Mayor is rectangular in shape it, 129 by 94 meters, and is surrounded by three-floored residential buildings with 237 balconies..." that's what Wikipedia says about more or less. There's a lot of history related to this place since XV century...

Tanty, it didn't rain at all! But the sky was threatening, you're right

Abraham, what an terrible pain must be! I haven't read at all about that, but,isn't pain so subjective? When I have teeth-hache and dentist asked me to tell him what kind of pain I suffer, i don't know how to explain it. It's hard, so harder it must be to understand this kind of pain, being hurt with a sword!

Thank u for comments! Start nice your week!

 
At 19/2/07 13:28, Blogger Chuckeroon said...

Very powerful photo. Tks for dropping in on Richmond u T

 
At 19/2/07 13:29, Blogger M.Benaut said...

Dsole,
It certainly appears female when you look closely. And what an impressive facial expression.
Could you please let us have a bit of that rain in Australia, the land is dry, and hot too!
Lovely photo, and thank you for your kind visit today.

 
At 19/2/07 13:46, Anonymous Piika said...

wow this is peculiar - wish i had been there....

 
At 19/2/07 14:00, Blogger Mandi said...

This is an amazing photo. Love it.

 
At 19/2/07 15:27, Blogger Dave said...

I really like the sky and the clouds.

 
At 19/2/07 20:07, Anonymous objectif-plume said...

je ne me souviens pas de cette place. mais je sias que l'endroit est très beau

 
At 19/2/07 22:00, Blogger Ioanna said...

Very dramatic scene! I love the light and the clouds!

 
At 19/2/07 23:32, Blogger angela said...

Very interesting:- the subject, the light, the buildings.
I didn't know there was Carnival in Spain too.
Angela

 
At 19/2/07 23:54, Blogger Omaheña said...

muy impresionante la foto!! gracias por dejarme un comentario! algun dia quiero ir a conocer Carnaval asi!

 
At 20/2/07 00:15, Anonymous pastorrick said...

Great shot ! The dark clouds makes it more dramatic.

 
At 20/2/07 10:49, Blogger Kala said...

this is a very dramatic photo with the statue and clouds in the back - I thught it was a female too - thanks for the wonderful info!

 
At 20/2/07 12:39, Blogger AinZ said...

I love the contrast of the dark scky and the sun hitting the building. very nice!

 
At 20/2/07 21:19, Blogger Socayo said...

Jeje. Claro que conseguiste menos luz, es que yo estuve por la mañana.
Un saludo.

 
At 21/2/07 16:00, Blogger Carlos said...

Perfecta la luz. Me ha engañado completamente. Pensaba que era otra estatua. He estado a punto de alabar la escultura y todo.:)

 
At 21/2/07 17:31, Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

Brilliant photo. It looks like a movie set for a medival movie. Quite amazing.

 
At 23/2/07 19:35, Blogger PPL said...

Nice photo !!!

 

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