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The Bullfighting Ring

The Bullfighting Ring

This past week I witnessed the art of bullfighting and the elegant dance of the bulls and the Matadors.  It is a Spanish tradition and the Matadors are like super stars, flaunting there sequin uniforms and moving with grace across the arena with a bull weighing over 500 kg dancing beside them.  Their are many people against it, mainly the younger generations.   The event tickets run from 12 to 140 euros(14-160 dollars) depending on where they are located and if the seats are in the shade or not.  A front row seat in the sun is less expensive then a top back row seat in the shade.  This is because the season for bullfighting it is extremely hot out, upwards of 100 degrees, sitting in the direct sun is absolutely miserable.  For the third day I attended the fight I purchased a sun seat and did not fully regret it because the angle was better then the previous half shaded seats we had before.  Less then ten minutes had passed and I had a second skin sweat encompassing my body.    

This was the best Matador of the night.  Stunning the crowd.

This was the best Matador of the night.  Stunning the crowd.

There will be more picture and info about bullfighting coming soon in the Spain section of the site.  I will have the more sensitive pictures in a folder so people who do not wish to view them can avoid accidentally scrolling to them.  I have to say that even people who are against the bullfights should definitely see the main event fights at least once.  My photography expresses both sides of the fight.  I show the horror and brutalities of the bullfights hand in hand with the beautiful dance that the bull and the matador perform.  My final project for the class is a photo piece about bullfighting so more details about that are to come.

 

NIGHTLIFE

Boy the night life in Valencia is in a league of its own.

View from the Nightclub last night.

View from the Nightclub last night.

From open air bars to open air clubs to the start of the night well after last call at American bars.  This place is fueled by a constant supply of music, alcohol, and nearly everyone here has at least one Red Bull Vodka a night.  

From the districts of El Carmen to the Massive Clubs at the Port the options are limit less.  

I will be going into an extensive piece on a night out soon.   Below is an example of a type of shot you can order at the Shot Bar.

Check the Spain section for photos!

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