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Flamenco flair at Órgiva fair

Orgiva feria 2014 signThe streets are full of people as smoke from fresh, grilled sardines fills the air – a charcoaled scent of the sea. Pop-up bars selling beer in plastic glasses extend over the pavements and a muffled, looped announcement from the town’s PA is lost in chat and laughter.

Órgiva’s fiesta is in full swing and as horses replace cars on the Avenida González Robles, a caravan – adapted to look like a typical Alpujarran house, white, flat-roofed with a chimney – trundles by.

The old men outside Nemesis 2 bar, sipping brandy and coffee, have their space invaded by thumping music loud enough to wake the dead. And women and girls parade their beautiful dresses. S managed to capture some of them – always asking politely, of course: ¿Es posible hacer una foto de usted?

We happened to be here a year ago and it’s the same party – just with 364 other days in between. Spain seems to be like that: tradition, custom and doing things the way they’ve always been done.

Flamenco dresses

Flamenco dress

Flamenco dress

Flamenco dress

Flamenco dresses

Flamenco dress

And here come those horses: note Órgiva’s old school in the background as they head up towards the Castle of the Counts of Sástago, today’s town hall. (20 second clip)

 

Related posts:

Feria de Órgiva 2014

Fiestas and ferias: Órgiva and Lanjarón

Guide to Órgiva

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Discussion

5 thoughts on “Flamenco flair at Órgiva fair

  1. The dresses are beautiful! I like that the horse rider tipped his hat to you..

    Posted by Wendy Kate | October 4, 2014, 5:05 pm
  2. Love the dresses! Sounds like great fun! 🙂

    Posted by BerLinda | October 5, 2014, 12:35 am

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