Today is a holiday here in Fuengirola, El Día de la Virgen Del Rosario, (the Virgin of the Rosary, patron saint of Fuengirola). There was a procession. (Well, of course there was a procession.) And I managed to get up the energy to walk over, take lots of pictures, and then come home for lunch and a nap. I took so many pictures, in fact, that I’m going to split them over two (or maybe even three) days.
I haven’t even made it to Feria (the Fair) yet. That opened last night and runs for seven days. Today’s procession left from Plaza de la Constitución, home to the church, Nuestra Señora La Virgen Del Rosario. I arrived just in time to see the procession begin on the avenue behind the church. The horses and carriages that followed the procession were stunning. The flamenco music on the plaza was joyous. Today, I’ll share the fashion. Still to come: The horses, the kids, and the church. And, maybe Wednesday, the fair.
You may notice there are few photos here of men. The procession was predominantly women. Besides, the men who participated mostly wore business suits. [Yawn.] The horses and carriages were a different story. One rider could have posed for the cover of a steamy romance novel. I might even share him with you tomorrow. Maybe.