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Órgiva’s most boring video (possibly)

Lo sentimos – from time to time we’re guilty of posting pictures of our cats, a thrashing lizard’s tail and loads of goats, but surely this takes the prize for the town’s most boring video – all 04:47 minutes of it. Even the six-word opening title fills the screen for a sleep-inducing 17 seconds.

But then the fun starts: there’s a wooden bench, a blue car, two men chatting, a close-up of a flower (with irrigation tubing) and the top of someone’s head. At one stage, a person carries a banner of sorts – in London, it would say ‘McDonalds this way’.

The fountain is sweet but the grand finale surpasses everything. At 04:04, Órgiva church is lovingly showered with stars and Hong Kong appears in black and white accompanied by some World War 2 search lights. Maybe Órgiva is twinned with Hong Kong, or the East End of London, who knows.

It ends with the moon, possibly the dark side.

The place featured – Placeta del Barrio Luque – can be home to some fantastic music, processions and the like. This week we’ll post more about it.

* Órgiva’s serial video chronicler actually deserves the prize. More another time (if we can even bring ourselves to promote his magna opera).

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Órgiva’s mural

Trolley research: results are in

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Discussion

7 thoughts on “Órgiva’s most boring video (possibly)

  1. Oh dear, yes, the stars are very strange and as you say, Hong Kong at the end? Aw, does look a lovely place tho 🙂

    Posted by Wendy Kate | July 28, 2014, 8:25 pm
  2. It’s cool when the flowers go weird shapes to signal a new scene—of more flowers.

    Posted by Charlotte | July 28, 2014, 8:30 pm
  3. Ri-vet-ing… 😉

    Posted by ladyofthecakes | July 28, 2014, 9:48 pm
  4. I wonder if they are showing it at the Cannes Film Festival…;)

    Posted by Lottie Nevin | July 29, 2014, 3:02 pm
  5. Ha Ha ! Very boring video but that is probably how Orgiva is , in the back streets in the summer , before the fun startis !

    Posted by verena | August 10, 2014, 3:37 pm

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