Monday, 15 July 2013

Traditions and Technicolour dresses

When I was a kid, people used to bring these flamenco dresses back from Spain as souvenirs. The bold colours and whimsical patterns were enough to fill one with embarrassment. So just imagine how surprised I have been to discover that they take them very seriously. In all their Techicoloured polkadotty g(l)ory.



Torremolinos




Torremolinos



They are particulary prominently worn for ferías, city festivals. Especially the one in Malaga fills the streets with very colourful people every July. 

One of my favourite things about Malaga is the buzz of all those narrow tapas bar streets. As people are leaving the restaurants, meeting their friends, catching up, laughing, having a cigarette the air is bubbling with joy and bursting with ecitement - it's as if every weekend is a feria!


Malaga



It also attracts in hoardes of tourists to admire the festivities. Unfortunately some of them do not deserve to be captured on camera...



Malaga



Another thing that has surprised me about the dresses is the price tag. Despite the appearance they are not cheap. Many have theirs made and the price can go up to hundreds of euros. They are then accessorized with fans, flowers (plastic, of course!) and a variety of head dresses. The tallest concoctions are about a foot in height. In Malaga Calle Granada and Calle Calerería, the streets also famous for the tapas bars are also full of little shops specialized in these.



Malaga

Malaga

Marbella




This post marks the 6-month-anniversary of this blog. Can't believe it's been half a year!  A grande gracias for all of you for being on this journey with us! 

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