Friday, July 13, 2007

San Fermin Bull Run Fiesta



































The festival of San Fermín in the city of Pamplona (Spain), is a deeply-rooted celebration held annually from 6 July untill 14 July. If New York is the city that never sleeps, Pamplona is the village that never sleeps, well at least for 1 week every year ! This rural village in the heart of Spanish Basque land pays homage to bulls with arguably the greatest party in the world. Run with the bulls on the streets or rent an overlooking balcony for the perfect Birdseye view. Dance, drink and sing the nights and days away - it’s all here.

The Bull Run The Bull run is 800 metres long divided in 2 legs. The first from the bull pen to Calle Estafeta (iron borders swing across the street separating the 2 legs) and the second from Calle Estafeta to the Bull Ring.

Pick 1 leg to run the first has a few bends and some excellent singing to the saint San Fermin, the 2nd leg is straight, easier and finishes in the Bull Ring in front of about 40,000 spectators.

Wooden and iron barricades are bordering the streets about 7ft. tall each side along the route. This blocks off side streets, gives spectators an excellent view and also provides runners with an entrance or escape route to the run. There are gaps narrow enough to block a bull but wide enough for a person to slip through.

At 8am a rocket is set off to alert townsfolk that the bulls have been released, though shouts of "¡Ahí va! ¡Ahí va!" (There it goes, there it goes) warns people the bulls are near. Non-runners head for the barricades or climb onto balconies.
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8 comments :

Lisa said...

UPDATE!!!

Lisa said...

update lots and lots MORE!!
i love DAMN COOL PICS!!
U GUYS ROCK !!!

Anonymous said...

STOP TORTURING BULLS FOR 'ENTERTAINMENT' !!!!!!!

Sguffalo Bill said...

stop torturing bulls? stop torturing my balls! Enjoy the real SGUFALA, as Troy Brown said.

Sguffalo Bill

Lisa said...

UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

J Christian said...

That looks challenging. Perhaps I will join them next time.

Anonymous said...

STOP TORTURING BULLS!!!
THIS EVENT IS THE ONE OF THE MOST! DISHONORABLE THING ON THE PLANET!!!
LETS STOP IT!!!!!

These nice bull animals feel pain, fear, like YOU! Do you like to be tortured like this bulls?

Eating animals, supporting events like this MEAN you are MURDERER!!!

Of course If you are masoist, torture YORSELF!!! but not hurt anyone nor humans, nor animals nor with words and deeds!!!

constantine said...

Hi Guys, It looks like a lot of fun. I hope you dont mind if I post tow of your photos on my blog.
I will remember to give back the link.

Good work Guys