El Toro y la Model A

On the 18th, we travelled from Bilbao to Pamplona, Spain. This was our first really rainy day and we had few photo opportunities.

After we settled into our hotel in Pamplona, we gathered for a walking tour of the city center. (The rain had let up by then.) One of the first topics the guide discussed was the “running of the bulls”, which is actually a very small part of a very big festival. However, it’s that part that has made Pamplona world-famous.

Here are views of the streets the bulls run down as well as the bullfight stadium, which is apparently the largest in Spain. The last two pictures show the digital count-down to the next festival, and Robert imitating a bull.

This is not the festival season, but there is an example of the barriers used to confine the bulls to the proper route. Of course, we all had to pose at it, and our guide demonstrated how a participant in the run could escape the bulls by vaulting over the barrier.

We also learned about the Camino de Santiago; one of main routes goes right through Pamplona, so there are signs everywhere. This is a shot of the emblems in the street.   The shots of signs on the wall didn’t turn out.

20170518-_10I0977 small5

Additional views of the city:

We even learned a little about the Basque history of this area.

Photo credits Bard, Burbank and Padgett.

 

3 thoughts on “El Toro y la Model A

  1. Pat, You may share a pic of MacGregor w/ the bull fans.

    M J

    On Sun, May 21, 2017 at 10:31 AM, Model A Touring Club wrote:

    > Pat Burbank posted: “On the 18th, we travelled from Bilbao to Pamplona, > Spain. This was our first really rainy day and we had few photo > opportunities. After we settled into our hotel in Pamplona, we gathered for > a walking tour of the city center. (The rain had let up by th” >

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s