Entrance To The Feria

To get to the fair, you walk past the old tower Torre D’Oro, that used to be entirely gilded and take the first bridge over the river. It’s a good spot to meet people on their way to the fair. The river is surprisingly beautiful, calm and wide, it’s busier on the east, with wonderfully coloured houses and palm trees on the west.

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On The Way To The Fair

3 out of 4 ladies wear traditional costume on the way to the fair.

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Pretty Woman Wearing An Embroidered Shawl

People come to show off horses, carriages and flamboyant costumes. Most of the women wear traditional flamenco dresses, bright colours and spots are favoured. Accessories are tasseled shawls, dangling earrings, red lipstick, mantillas and large brightly coloured roses, worn on top of the head. No hand bags in evidence but many fans.

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Roses Grow On You
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A Couple Having Fun At The Fair
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Ladies In A Riot Of Colour
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Lady With Big Earrings And A Large Nose
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A Very Poised Lady On Horseback

The female horse riders, are mounted side-saddle in traditional skirts and short jackets, or wear trousers, jackets andwaistcoats. Men wear cropped jackets, wide brimmed hats and tight trousers.

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Side Saddle Style
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A Smart Horse Rider
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Mystery Man With A Cigar And Girls

And the carriages…

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Skinny Young Man
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Laughing Lady In Orange Dress
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Teenage Boy In Smart Suit
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Cuban Man And Lady With Giant Earrings
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Signorita In A Blue Dress

Tiny children are smartly dressed and still wide awake at 1.00am.

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What The Well Dress Equine Is Wearing This Season

Even the horses are well presented, with impeccably groomed manes and tails and lovely pom-pom head decorations.

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You Can Lead A Horse To Water...
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A Private Booth

It’s a lively scene, with private booths where the locals drink, eat tapas and dance.Professional Flamenco performers provide musical entertainment and dance. In the larger private areas bands sing Abba songs. Apart from the street sweepers, in fluorescent jackets, who have to use brooms and water hoses to keep on top of the quantity of horse manure, the scene is virtually exactly as it was in the 1920s.

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All Ages Dancing
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Bright Orange Is Popular

Oranges are delicious in Seville, the nicest we’ve ever eaten. And the colour orange is very popular in the flamenco fashions.

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Orange Dress With Tassels
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Even The Horse Poo Man Favours Orange...
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