Saturday, July 20, 2013

A night of illusion

The solemn parade of Moors comparsas never fails to delight us and last night was no different. Apart from the dazzling costumes there were several camels, the odd horse, a wagon towed by oxen, birds of prey and a rather large albino snake which members of the public were allowed to stroke.

Of course, there were troupes of dancers and a group of rather savage men thrashing out a rhythm on drums. The float that held the Moors Ambassador was rather special and even had flowing water installed.

Bringing up the rear were the Black Egyptians in some of the most extravagant costumes of the night. In some cases, you had to look damn hard to see their faces through the intricate masks that they wore.

You can see my photos here.

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