International Imps / Criaturas Internacionales

I HOPE YOU’RE not completely bored with pictures from the World People’s Fair of Fuengirola. I have just a few more to share. Today’s photos are of some of the adorable kidlings. After that, I promise to move on from the parade with some fun photos of our evening experience when our friends Nick and Alyson went on a sick-making ride while San Geraldo and I performed acrobatic feats.

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ESPERO QUE NO esté completamente aburrido con las imágenes de la Feria Internacional de los Pueblos de Fuengirola. Tengo unas pocas más para compartir. Las fotos de hoy son de algunos de los adorables niños. Después de eso, prometo continuar con el desfile con algunas fotos divertidas de nuestra experiencia de la noche cuando nuestros amigos Nick y Alyson se embarcaron en un paseo enfermarse mientras San Geraldo y yo realizábamos proezas acrobáticas.

If the crocodile at top didn’t keep the kids in line, this woman gleefully displayed her sword. (I’ve never seen such a precise part in someone’s hair.)
Si el cocodrilo en la parte superior no mantuvo a los niños en línea, esta mujer mostró alegremente su espada. (Nunca he visto una raya tan precisa en el pelo.)

Feria Del Rosario Fine Finery

After a summer of never being quite sure where I was when I woke up in the morning, I am finally a little less confused.

We’re beginning to settle back into some sort of routine, getting used to the fact that daily emails and weekly Skypes with The Dowager Duchess are no longer a part of it.

One thing that makes it clear we’re back in Spain is the fact that, within two weeks of our return, there’s another fair in town.

This is the Annual Fiesta del Rosario, which commemorates the 1571 victory of a coalition of European Catholic maritime states (mostly financed by the Spanish Empire) in a major naval battle against the Ottoman Empire.

I have a feeling most contemporary celebrants have no idea. It’s just another excuse to get decked out. ride your horse to Fuengirola’s fairgrounds … and dance.

(Lots of photos. No captions. Click to enlarge and imagine your own stories.)

OK, ONE CAPTION: THIS MADE ME THINK OF THE SONG “TRADITION” IN “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.”
“OF COURSE, THERE WAS THE TIME WHEN HE SOLD HIM A HORSE BUT DELIVERED A MULE.”