Weekly Photo Challenge: Off-Season

June 12, 2015 at 5:23 pm 11 comments

pamplona
Location: Santo Domingo Street, Pamplona, Spain
 
This is an off-season view of Santo Domingo Street in Pamplona, Spain. Snapped in early September, it was almost deserted.

It’s on this street where the tradition of running of the bulls starts and makes its way to the Plaza de Toros. Next month, tourists and revelers alike will invade Pamplona to watch or participate in the annual spectacle immortalized by Ernest Hemingway in his novel, The Sun Also Rises.

The running of the bulls called encierro coincides with the 9-day festival honoring the city’s patron saint, San Fermín, starting July 6th and ending July 14th. It’s complete with fireworks, music, dances, parade, bullfighting, and religious ceremonies. Considered the biggest public event in the world, it attracts a million attendees every year.

When everything is over and done, it must be with a sigh of relief that the local residents could reclaim their city back.

hemingway statue
Location: Paseo de Hemingway, Pamplona, Spain

This was our guide sizing up Hemingway’s statue in front of Plaza de Toros.

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Amy Reese  |  June 12, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Great photo for the prompt! I recognize this street now.

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  June 13, 2015 at 9:18 am

      amy:

      it was easy to recognize when people walk and don’t run with the bulls. 🙂

      Reply
  • 3. aysabaw  |  June 12, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    hala…unang tingin ko kala ko Vigan….pero ang ganda!

    Reply
    • 4. plaridel  |  June 13, 2015 at 9:19 am

      aysabaw:

      really? it must be the Spanish influence. di pa ako napunta ng vigan. 🙂

      Reply
      • 5. aysabaw  |  June 13, 2015 at 10:30 am

        Sir P, hindi pa din ako nakapunta don. Nakikita ko lang din sa mga pictures he he.

        Reply
        • 6. plaridel  |  June 13, 2015 at 10:35 am

          aysabaw:

          oppps! maybe someday we’ll be there. 🙂

          Reply
  • 7. sylvain landry photographe  |  June 13, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Great
    come to see mine
    http://www.sylvain-landry.com/challenge/off-season.html

    Reply
    • 8. plaridel  |  June 13, 2015 at 10:33 am

      sylvain:

      thanks for the visit. 🙂

      Reply
  • 9. Mabel Kwong  |  June 17, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Great street shot. Looks like a peaceful place for a stroll this time of the year. I’m sure the running of the bulls brings with it it’s own energy to the city 🙂

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    • 10. plaridel  |  June 18, 2015 at 10:15 am

      mabel:

      it’s like the calm before the storm. 🙂

      Reply
  • 11. Burning Tires in Urbino | litadoolan  |  June 21, 2015 at 11:24 am

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