The American Wild West is a popular theme at fairs and kiddie parks in Southern Spain. There’s currently a ride on a nearby plaza complete with horses circling Native American totem poles, cacti — And a camel.
For a time there were camels brought to the American West from Tunisia, Greece, Malta, Turkey, and Egypt — beginning in 1855 and lasting only into the 1860s.
That said, I don’t think the designer of this particular ride was aiming for historical accuracy, especially considering the ride was called “Far West” instead of “Wild West.” I’m not quite sure where in the world the Far West actually is.
When I got home from my walk I told Dudo what I saw. When I mentioned the name of the ride, he burst out laughing. (Click any image for a closer look.)
|THE WILD WEST?|
|CACTI, PALM TREES, A TALKING TREE… AND A CAMEL.|
|DUDO, FASCINATED AS I EXPLAINED ABOUT THE CAMELS.|
|AND AFTER I TOLD HIM THE NAME OF THE RIDE.|
If only Dudo could carry a tune…
Ruth Buzzi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl2TYCoMOQ8