Yon Virgin [of Carmen] Fair

We made it to the fair Tuesday night, arriving early so we could see all the lights come on at sunset. The noise was deafening at times, and for no good reason. But, the crowds were easily manageable and the sights and lights were wonderful. San Geraldo headed home once he saw everything lit up. Judy and I stayed around a bit longer and watched dance performances by student groups of different ages. The people watching was beyond compare. Phallic balloons were unusually popular this year.

BALLOONS! 
BALLOONS!
(MORE DISTURBING TO SEE KIDS TOTING THESE AROUND.)

Tonight there will be fireworks! (Click any image to increase the fun.)

STOPPED FOR A PIC OF KIDS HAVING FUN; CAUGHT ONE HAVING A TEMPER TANTRUM.
(THE SPANISH VERSION OF, “BUT I DON’T WANNA GO!!!!!!”)
FUN AND GAMES.
FOREVER BLOWING BUBBLES.
SAN GERALDO.
(PERHAPS THE ONLY REASON HE GOES TO ANY FAIR.)
JUST AS THE LIGHTS CAME ON.
BRAVE SOULS ABOARD THE VIKING SHIP (BARCA VIKINGA).
UM… WHAT IS HER LEFT HAND DOING?!?
I’LL BET THOSE DOGS WERE TIRED BY THE END OF THE NIGHT!
(THE THREE DOGS ON THE RIGHT, TOO.)
FLAMENCA POLKA DOTS (LUNARES) IN LIGHTS.
I ESPECIALLY LOVED THEIR EXPRESSIVE TEACHER.
NOT CARMEN MIRANDA(S).
EXCEPTIONAL.
(PHOTO COURTESY OF JUDY)
ONE FINAL GLANCE.
HEADING HOME ALONG AVENIDA JESÚS SANTOS DE REIN.
THE ENTIRE CITY IS IN FIESTA MODE.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

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