Thursday, May 04, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

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Thirteen things about the past week


01. where did the week go??? (not only the week is gone, the month of april too! I enjoyed the month of MARch... kept seeing my name all over! )
02. I went to Seville , see my last TT . Some of you left comments then asking for pictures and more on the festival for this TT (thanks- it's nice to have some feedback), that is why I am doing it this week too!
03. Experienced a powerful festival with wonderful people and great dancers!
04. And excellent food.
06. There was plenty of beer to drink but I am not a beer drinker
07. And there was also plenty of dry sherry (manzanilla, a type of wine) , which I don't drink either.
08. But I could party anyways! Read about the festival's eating and drinking procedures here!
09. Enjoyed just watching the daily parade (the beautiful flamenco dresses!) and taking pics:

10. I got to ride on a carriage, too. That was very special, you have to know somebody who owns/ has rented one for the festival! Meet Mr. Mar's striped sleeve ! I was told the number of carriages have increased so much over the years that they have to limit their access. Now they are allowed in according to the end number of the respective license plate: odds one day, even the next one. They have to leave by 7pm, the street cleaners arrive with lots of water to wash away any trace left by the horses! the streets have to be clean for the evening crowd, which arrives all dressed-up!


11. There was so much going on, it was difficult to select just a few pictures.Time to start a photoblog! The tents (casetas) can only have two types of canvas (which also happen to be the colors of the two main soccer teams): red or green.


12. This is the main entrance, I took this pic on sunday, the festival's last evening and the lights went off at midnight, when a 20 min. firework show began. It was beautiful, it was a perfect, mild spring evening and you wouldn't believe how many people were walking around Seville at those early hours! making plans for the festival in 2007! (actually I think they were making plans for the next day's happy-hour! There isn't one in Spain, but people love to meet for drinks and tapas)

13. I was there for the last two days of the festival and I need time to catch up on my sleep, the locals manage to party the whole week, maybe practice is everything! Happy TT!
Oh, and just for the record: today at 1:23 am it was 1:23 4.5.6, the way the date is written in many European countries. Read about it here!


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76 comments:

  1. I love festivals / fetes / ferias whatever they are called, we should celebrate more in the UK.

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  2. Festivities are very common here also in our Country. Those were lovely pictures. BTW, you seem to like going to places, would you like to join us with the postcard exchange? If you do, send me through email, your mailing address and I'll send you mine. Rest assured all info shall be strictly confidential just as I expect mine to be too.

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  3. Wow nice pics! Keep having fun!

    pvtB)fs

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  4. The weeks and month have got away from me as well.

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  5. Ohh looks like fun! the pictures are great too. They have lots of things like that here in The Netherlands.. :)

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  6. I was going to ask where Seville was, but I scrolled down and answered myself. Sounds wonderful!

    My 13 is up!

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  7. All your festivals and celebrations in Spain look like such a lot of fun.
    Happy TT day.

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  8. Oh Mar... looks like it was just TONS of fun! That entrance way is gorgeous! I am putting this on my list of things to SOMEDAY do!

    Mine's up!

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  9. Awesome. For me, this would be a thrill of a lifetime being that I live in USA! Wow. And the festiveness of it all!!

    Thanks for dropping by my T T this week.

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  10. Man, I was just living vicariously through your post here. Sounds like you had GREAT FUN!!!!! ;)

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  11. Wow, how fun. Sounds like a great festival. Thanks for the pictures and the update. You go to so many marvelous places. Thanks for dropping by.

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  12. Looks like a great time had by all!

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  13. Thanks for sharing the pics and I'm glad you had a wonderful time going places.

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  14. That's one very nice striped sleve Mr. Mar. :) Looks like you had a great time at the festival.

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  15. Parties! Festivals! I love them!
    Cool tt!
    Mine is up too!

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  16. check out the stripes!! :) Really does sound like fun AND I love the photo of the entrance. Beautiful.

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  17. I love photos. The festival looks like it was a lot of fun! Happy TT!

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  18. Mar, you should definitely start a photoblog! with all your travelling, it would be nice to see it documented! :)
    *Manzanilla is wonderful as well - very special taste but wonderful!

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  19. Any day is a good day for a celebration! Love the photos too!

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  20. You always have the neatest T13s!

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  21. you always do such fabulous things. I need to move to Spain. LOL!! :)

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  22. It sounds like you had such a good time, I'm jealous!

    Thanks for visiting my TT. Happy Thursday!

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  23. Oh - so much fun. Thank you for sharing those pictures with it. I am sure it was hard to pick out only certain ones.

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  24. Love that play on words MARch. Is there an English equivelent to the name? What does it mean? Mine means "girl" in Gaeilic.

    Mine are posted (and you are mentioned).

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  25. Wish I were there.

    That's interesting about the time and date. Did you know that just after 6am on 6th June, the time and date will read 06.06 06.06.06. Another weird fact.

    My list is up.

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  26. I love flamenco dresses! I have always wanted one - ever since I was little!

    Thanks for visiting my list!
    Happy Thursday.
    Ivoryfrog x

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  27. i know the days months years all flying by so fast

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  28. Sounds like a lovely time.

    And April did fly by, didn't it?

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  29. great list . It looks and sounds like you had a great time ... lol@ practice is everything :)

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  30. These are delightful photos with great descriptions. Thanks for putting them up by popular demand.

    Also, thanks for visiting my TT.

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  31. I love to go to festivals and chow out.

    Looks like it was a great day.

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  32. that looks like so much fun!!!
    i hate beer, but sometimes, you just gotta drink it.

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  33. You should def start a photo blog...you always have such beautiful pictures!

    Have a wonderful Thursday!!!

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  34. I love the pictures! Looks like a wonderful time!

    Happy TT!

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  35. sounds like you are having fun! My TT is up!

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  36. Wow, it looks like so much fun!! Thank you for sharing the photos with us, you do some of the neatest things!

    Happy Thursday!

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  37. Great photos! I'd love to see a festival like that.

    Happy Thursday!

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  38. That sounds like a great time! We don't have anything like that here in Canada. All of our festivals deal with wheat or cows or tractors. At least it feels that way!

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  39. sounds SO UNBELIEVABLY GREAT! I am so envious! Thanks for the pics and additional details about Seville.

    BTW thanks for coming by my blog.

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  40. Sounds like you had a blast.
    Thanks for sharing the pics, they're beautiful!(I especially like the dresses)
    My TT is up.

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  41. Sounds like a blast! :) My TT is up.

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  42. great pics! it looks like so much fun!

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  43. GREAT photos - looks like you had a great time

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  44. That sounds like a great time - I love things like that! :)

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  45. Glad you had such a great time! It looks like lots of fun. Loved the pictures, too!

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  46. Wow. I am so envious! Your trip looks amazing. I've been to Madrid and Barcelona, but never Seville. Beautiful pictures, too!

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  47. sounds like you had a very busy week.

    the best part is the great food :)


    my T13 is up if you have a chance to stop by.

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  48. It sounds like you've been busy. My TT is up.

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  49. Thanks for sharing the photos - lovely.
    And your Wednesday photos of the cats side by side are awesome.
    My own list is up.
    Take care,
    Frances

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  50. glad you had a good trip!

    ...my list is up:)

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  51. Wow, this is a great list and I love the pics to go along with the captions. Thanks for stopping by my TT today.

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  52. The festival sounds wonderful and your pictures are great. The picture of the Festival entrance looks very much like the "Princess Gates" at Toronto's Exhibition place.

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  53. OMIGOD!!

    That gateway is to die for with all the pretty lights...

    Mar, so JEALOUS....

    MY TT is up - finally.....

    cq

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  54. okay I'm jealous! Mar has too much fun!
    My TT is up

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  55. Looks like fun... I think we have a festival going on here this weekend... i may have to look into that

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  56. Great pics!
    Sounds like a great time!

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  57. Sounds like you had fun. Thanks for the pics. Thanks for visiting.

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  58. Great list and I enjoyed the pictures too. Thanks for stopping by.

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  59. Thanks for sharing more pictures!!

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  60. Wow! That was a great TT. Looks like so much fun. We have things like the Kamehameha Day Parade, Kuhio Day Parade, Veteran's Day etc. In May we have the traditional May Day programs at all the schools in Hawaii, where the kids perform with hawaiian attire.

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  61. It looks like you had a great week. Great TT! My list is up now.

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  62. thanks for coming to my T13 today!

    that entrance looks amazing and huge!!!!

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  63. Sounds like fun!
    With you on wondering where the month went.
    If you really do want to start a photoblog, this is interesting.

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  64. Wow! What fun!! I love the pics! Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  65. What great pics. Looks like a wonderful festival. :)

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  66. OH, I so badly wanted to be there.... *heavy sigh*

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  67. Sounds wonderful!!! I love the pics :)

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  68. I love hearing about those festivals Mar. the pictures are so colorful and joyful.

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  70. Yowza! That looks like loads of fun!

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  71. 4 years ago I was in Spain for a holiday.
    You make me want to go visit again. Such a beautiful culture!

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  72. It looks like a great festival. Good idea to start a photoblog. You already have some great pictures!

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