|David and Pepe|
|David and Terri|
On this particular Friday, two main musicians were playing. We had dinner first (around 9:30), and the music started around 11:00 p.m. One of the musicians sang, both of them played, and they went through a whole gamut of popular songs from the 80s -- in English. They were really good. Here are a few pictures:
|The main duo.|
|Hearfelt guitar work.|
|The servers thought they were |
pretty good, too. Singing along
with great gusto!
|Susana, server extraordinaire!|
|Processions . . . this is a special|
Galician bagpipe called a gaeto.
|A medieval damsel . . .|
|A verrry young knight Templar!|
|From one of the plazas.|
|And the little ones on burros!|
|Entertainers on stilts.|
|I don't know how |
they do it!
|This woman was really into|
|I suppose this is where the knights|
collected their helmets.
|To defend their king and queen.|
(Isabel and Ferdinand).
|King of Castile y Leon.|
Another feature of this festival each year that we particularly enjoy is the showing of the raptors -- hawks, falcons, owls, ravens . . . Two trainers have taught them to do tricks, and they are always fascinating to watch, not to mention what beautiful birds they are:
|Such beautiful birds! I think they said|
this unusual raven (with the white stripe) is distinctive to Galicia.
|The horned owl is so commanding!|
|But this hawk is pretty|
|One of the trainers and a snowy owl.|
|The other trainer watching|
a falcon he released.
|They finished off the show|
with an interval when people
could pet one of the birds.
|And who would you guess is petting that snowy owl?|
Yup. Yours truly. It was really an awesome experience.
So there you are: Two "local" events we thoroughly enjoyed. I hope you enjoyed them too.
How about you? Do you enjoy historical fairs and festivals? Have you ever petted a wild bird?