Saturday, July 21, 2018

Spectacular

The Christian comparsas in Orihuela did not disappoint us last night.

The Caballeros de Tadmir, who lead the parade, put on a dazzling display of dancing, theatre, stilt walking and  of course wonderful costumes.

Friday, July 20, 2018

All in a good cause

Sheila Rolands tells me that Caitlyn has organised table top sale to raise money for the homeless and their new multi purpose Church.

This will take place at Calle Alemania 31 at 10am onward on Monday 23rd.

Refreshments, lemon curd, cakes, bric a brac, crafts etc for sale. Everyone welcome.

Sheila has also asked me to offer a special thank you to Caitlyn and her able helper Chloe for all their hard work!!

The big bang

Photo by Tony Seville
Last night, Orihuela resounded to the fire of muskets and gunpowder as the Christians fought of these Moors to regain control of the city.

Disgraceful

We understand that the French would like to see one of their countrymen win the Tour de France but for the moment it ain't going to happen.

They did seem to warm to Wiggo as he worked his way to victory in 2012 but for whatever reason they have not taken to Chris Froome at all.

At the ceremony when the teams were introduced, Sky were booed. Yesterday, Froome and Thomas were booed on the way up Alp d'huez. Worse than that, one of the spectators reached out to hit Chris Froome which could have caused a nasty accident. There are also reports of people spitting at him.

When Geraint Thomas took to the podium, as both winner of the stage and holder of the yellow jersey, the crowd booed again.

Did we boo when the French team won the World Cup and we came fourth? No. So why boo when the talented riders of Sky beat the French teams on the Tour de France?

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Can you imagine?

Funeral of the parish priest D. José Galiano.

The townspeople accompanied the parish priest from the Plaza de la Constitución to the city of Orihuela, carrying their religious banners.

Can you imagine that happening today?

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Another front cover

I was delighted to find that, yet again, one of my photos has been used for the front cover of the Fiesta brochure.

Last year, I was only able to take pictures on occasions when Pam and I were not involved as 3rd Age King and Queen. Still there are a handful of my photos from previous years inside the book.

Apart from the Coronation, when Pam and I will be back on the stage, I will be back in action with my cameras.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Moors and Christians in Orihuela


The two parades of Christians and Moors groups will take place this Friday and Saturday with the following details:

 viernes, 20 DE JULIO A las 21’30 h. desde la Calle Ocarasa Solemne Desfile de Entrada Cristiana. Abriéndolo las Banderas y Boato de la Asociación, Armengola 2018 y Escolta.

BANDO CRISTIANO Embajador Cristiano 2018: Isidro Hernández Lozano.
Comparsa Caballeros de Tadmir
Comparsa Caballeros del Oriol
Comparsa Piratas Bucaneros
Comparsa Caballeros de Santiago
Comparsa Seguidores de Arún y Ruidoms
Comparsa Contrabandistas
Comparsa Caballeros del Rey Fernando
Comparsa Caballeros Templarios

Itinerario: desde C/ Ocarasa, por C/ Aragón, Plaza San Sebastián, Avda. de España, C/ Calderón de la Barca, C/ Loazes, C/ Alfonso XIII, finalizando en la Plaza de Alfonso XIII.

 sábado 21 DE JULIO A las 21’30 h. desde la Calle Ocarasa Solemne Desfile de Entrada Mora. Abriéndolo las Banderas y Boato de la Asociación, Armengola 2018 y Escolta.

BANDO MORO Embajador Moro 2018: Enrique Riquelme Terrés.
Comparsa Moros Viejos de Abén-Mohor
Comparsa Moros Nazaríes de Abén-Humeya
Comparsa Moros Musulmanes Escorpiones
Comparsa Moros Almohábenos
Comparsa Moros Negros Egipcios
Comparsa Moros J’Alhamed
Comparsa Moros Abdelazíes
Comparsa Moros Realistas
Comparsa Beduina
Comparsa Moros Almorávides

 Itinerario: desde C/ Ocarasa, por C/ Aragón, Plaza San Sebastián, Avda. de España, C/ Calderón de la Barca, C/ Loazes, C/ Alfonso XIII, finalizando en la Plaza de Alfonso XIII.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Not the World Cup

I suspect that many of you will be glued to the World Cup final which kicks off at 5pm tonight. Or maybe you will be watching the men's final at Wimbledon.

Meanwhile, in France, riders in the Tour de France will be facing 15 sections of the dreaded cobbles that feature in the Hell of the North, Paris to Roubaix Spring Classic.

Worth a visit

The people who ran the Roma bar moved to the new Bar Pujante, next to the park. This is their menu which includes some very tasty dishes and snacks..

Friday, July 13, 2018

Available from the 18th July

The book for this year's fiesta will be available from next Wednesday.

The list shows the places where you can go to collect your copy.

As a bonus this year, the first people to collect their books will get a reusable bag as a gift.