Saturday, July 18, 2015

What a show!

It might have started late and kept us up until 2am but it was worth it.

Last night it was the turn of the Moors to take centre stage in Orihuela.

Leading the parade were the Moros Realistas but only after two dancing troupes and a massed band passed by in the Calle.

Amongst the many lines of  real moors in costume were more assorted dance troupes, camels, horses, a gorilla, a choir, lots of bands (including 80 musicians from Bigastro in costume), a giant Aladdin's lamp, a huge float with the Ambassador sat in the middle, acrobats on poles and  a man riding  a platform fastened on top of two camels.

Later in the parade were the other Orihuela comparsas including the Black Egyptians in their elaborate and highly ornate costumes.

You can find photos in the album linked to in the sidebar. 

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