My surprising street


When I moved here, few months ago, I didn’t knew that my street is so alive. Being rather a small (maybe 150m long) and narrow alley, I couldn’t guess what an important event take place here, every year in August, so I was surprised when some of the “vecinos”  started to decorate it with colorful garlands and old-time framed photos. After that I found out that here, on my street, people celebrate San Cayetano, a traditional religious holiday, and my street also received the title of the most beautiful decorated street for this event. Moreover, here took place the best fiestas for this event. Wonderful! I gather some friends and we went to the party. First, the neighbors served limonada, a lemon-based refreshing drink, while the music was on and people dancing, then the spectacle begins: three transvestites were the stars of the night, dancing, singing and entertaining the party with jokes and spectacular outfits; there was also a voice-gifted young singer, long time applauded, and finally a dance with all the organizers gathered around Emy, the one of the transvestites that actually lives on this street. The atmosphere was fantastic, all the people singing and dancing… thank you, my dearest street for a wonderful night!

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This is the famous symbol of Madrid: el madroño (that tree) and el oso (the bear):
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Here are “los vecinos” (the neighbors) sharing lemonade and tinto de verano (a special type of sparkling red wine):
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Some of the performers:
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And now, that’s me going back home:
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Here are two movies I made during the shows. The sound is not very good, but I filmed with a photo camera, so…  Enjoy!!!

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6 thoughts on “My surprising street

  1. Wow! Impresionant. Si e foarte fain ca ai si filmat. Pentru cateva clipe m-ai teleportat in atmosfera magica de acolo.
    Ce popor minunat sunt spaniolii! Cat de uniti sunt, cat de fain se sustin intre ei…! Se citeste respectul si dragostea pe fetele lor. Si imi place mult acea simplitate, naivitate, deschiderea unora fata de ceilalti… Parca ar da spectacole ca intre copii in spatele blocului sau parca ar fi o mare familie, care sarbatoreste ziua unuia dintre frati. Frumos, foarte frumos…si emotionant.

    Hehe, cand o sa te vedem si pe tine defiland sau cantand ceva in rochia de seara? Din aia cu o crapatura pana in talie, ca sa ti se vada picioarele alea dementiale. 😀

    1. Culmea e că, din ce-am înţeles de la prietenele mele latino şi sud americance, acolo oamenii sunt chiar şi mai deschişi şi petrecăreţi. Dar în Europa, cred că spaniolii sunt cei mai “de veselie”.

      Eu în rochii din alea ? N-ai să mă vezi în drag queen, nu mă atrage ideea. E doar pentru spectacol…

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