20 March, 2008

I am back in Arles... And it's got the Feria feavah!!

Okay gang I made it back to Arles safe and sound. The flight back was quick and uneventful... Picked up my car and made my way to Arles. Took a little detour.. eh give me a break... I barely slept on the plane.... hmm couldn't remember if i should go toward Aix en Provence or Salon??

Finally agreed on Salon... Good choice.. Finally got back to mi casa... All was well with the exception of three of my plants... But this being the Easter season maybe something will help my other plants.... Well, I set off, yesterday in search of bulls... This Weekend is the Easter Feria here in Arles and the whole village has a fresh coat of paint and there are little white tents everywhere. They have set up a space in Gimeaux where they have put the bulls for the Corridas... Aye!! Here are few shots of the Bulls.. Okay folks please no hate posts to my blog... It's all good.... These Animals are treated like gold even when they make it to the Arena ring. I just wanted to show the majesty of these beasts....




Here are a few shots of the Corse de Camargues that took place also at the Arena in Gimeaux. These first shots are of the Guardians and I tried to get the torreros but these guys fly when being chased by the Camargue bulls. Here are a few shots of the events.





Okay here is a quick lesson on Bulls Camargue bulls: Their horns point to heaven... Spanish Bulls point forward... tee hee there endeth the lessonHere are a couple of shots of the Corse De Camargues... The Torreros have to try and grab a piece of string tied between the bulls horns..Okay gang that's it from Roman Gual for now.. Keep your eyes on the blog.. Men in tight pants are coming soon!!!!

3 comments:

Benn said...

NICE shots chica, not very friendly bulls eh?:))) Glad you made it back safe and sound and hope you are feeling much better...hey am I dreaming or is Feria de Nimes held on 7th - 12th May???

~Mel~ said...

Actually these bulls were rather Docile. I am not sure if it was because it was cold. I hope they perk up for the Corrida... Yikes!!! Not a very fair fight I know.... Yeah the Feria in Nimes is really early this year.. oh la la.... Just got back from the Novillada took 500 pics... I'll post those here in a a bit..
Thanks for the post chica and I can't wait to see ya....
~Mel~

Benn said...

MAJOR BOOO!!! Im gonna miss the musique at Nimes this year :(