THE PONTEVEDRA FERIA FRANCA [MEDIEVAL FAIR] - SEPT. 1-3, 2006
This event was inaugurated in 2000 and has grown greatly is size since then. It's not the only medieval fair in Galicia and may not be the best. But it is certainly on the way up and the amount of work which goes into it is truly impressive. As is the capacity of the city's residents to enjoy it.
A 16th century drinks dispenser
Medieval Celtic bagpipe group
Stalls in the Alameda, outside the old quarter
Dining outside Pontevedra's oldest building, on the left. The only one in town with Moorish elements, albeit restored recently.
Working the bellows in the town forge
Interesting combination of medieval Egyptian and Christian cross in Firewood Square
Nice example of banners in Firewood Square
Meat roasting outside the museum. Ironically, the balustrade in the background is due for demolition next week.
Dreamweavers in the main square
Blacksmith in the main square
Potter [medieval?] in the main square
Good example of the trouble taken to decorate buildings around the main square
Another example of the trouble taken. This time to recreate one of the old gates in the city walls.
Another medieval bagpipe group
Left over from Semana Santa, I suspect
Err . . medieval drummers
The site of the Jewish cemetery, not exactly being treated with the utmost respect.
Waiting for a donkey ride, in a location somewhat superior to Blackpool beach.
My favourite. Thank-you and Goodnight.