The Festival

Monday 10th May 2010.
The Festival.
Each May a festival takes place in Soller to commemorate the victory of the Sollerics over the Moors in the year 1561. Various activities take place during the week leading up to the main event, the re-enactment of the battle on the beach at Porto Soller. The battle is always on the first Monday after the second Sunday in May. Locals dress up as Moors or Christians and parade through the port. It is a noisy occasion with much beer and herbas being consumed. It is almost impossible to avoid being daubed with black greasepaint and definately not advisable to wear a hat!
As usual I was in the thick of things trying to obtain photos.
“Senor, un photo por favor” works wonders.
Over the next couple of days I will add images to the album > The Festival

About crosbyman66

My aim is to create a photo diary of my walks and my travels. I have two main hobbies, walking and photography and these complement each other. I am a senior citizen, what used to be called an old age pensioner, but I don't feel old. Since retirement I have had more time to pursue my hobbies and the opportunity to travel more. My philosophy now is - Do what you can, while you can. My other interests are fine wines and keeping fit. These may not complement each other but keep me happy.
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