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Spanish Dancing 1

By pamelajean
In my last upload, I told you about the flamenco in the restaurant forecourt at El Saladillo, Spain, where I have often enjoyed tapas and coffee whilst watching the dancing.
These are two of the dancers.........well, three if you count the horse.
I chose to lead with V1 because I love the expression on the horse's face.
So the 4 versions are in reverse order because they kiss at the end of the dance.
The pole is one of the dance "props" that they use.

El Saladillo is a pedania covering 70 square kilometres. The original population centre of the village contains just a handful of people. The origins of the small village are sketchy, which is understandable, since Mazarron’s history revolved around the alum, lead and silver mines, and it is inevitable that there should be little documentation regarding geographical areas which were dedicated only to the farming which the arid climate and landscape made possible. El Saladillo was a fair distance from the mines, and the farms here concentrated on growing and processing cereal crops..
El Saladillo was a stopping-off point for travellers between Mazarron and Murcia.
Nowadays it is home to just a few inhabitants, who either work in the hostelries or are retired.


Tags: Spain Photo journalism Flamenco Pets and captive animals Portraits and people Humour and fun El Saladillo

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
20 Feb 2014 7:55PM
I am loving this spectacular set of images-- colors!!!

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Stunning set of images, Pamela. Great narrative to explain the context.

V4 for is my favourite, you are right Pamela the horse captures the whole scene with his expression. Great set.

Mary Grin
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 8:48PM
V1 is so funny, but the horse's expression in V2 is good too. Behave yourselves, you're embarrassing me!
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 8:49PM
You have just told a wonderful story in these photographs
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
20 Feb 2014 8:52PM
Lovely colourful set - I'm sure that horse is laughing in V1.Smile
Diggeo 5 13 Greece
20 Feb 2014 10:14PM
A great series!!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
20 Feb 2014 11:18PM
Love the horses red leggings Pamela.
And a shame I cannot see the lady in reds legs !!
Good shots.
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2014 12:24AM
Beautiful setSmile

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2014 12:55AM
A wonderful set of images, one can only imagine what it was like to witness at first hand Pam.

Regards Nathan Grin
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
21 Feb 2014 6:16AM
Four wonderful captures, Pamela, it must be wonderful to sit out on the forecourt and be entertained by these dancers. Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2014 6:31AM
The star of this show is undoubtedly the horse, shown off to best advantage in V3. This is a lovely set with the DOF set perfectly to place the dance in context.
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
21 Feb 2014 7:33AM
A very fine and interesting set of images ~ I particularly like No. 3.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2014 10:28AM
A wonderful set, Pamela!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
21 Feb 2014 1:38PM
A wonderful set of images, Pamela, but like the way the horse appears to be laughing at what that couple are up to!! Blush
Trev Smile
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
21 Feb 2014 1:50PM
All such excellent shots but I do love the way the horse is looking away from 'the action' in V 2: "seen it all before", perhaps.
Herge88 11 40 4 England
21 Feb 2014 2:50PM
Just love the horses expression in version one.

Best Matt
21 Feb 2014 3:04PM
Fabulous set of images, v1 for me, the horse is brilliant
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
21 Feb 2014 4:55PM
I love the horse's expression in V1. Like he'd really rather not be there. Grin
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2014 10:18PM
Wonderful image so full of colour. paul
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
22 Feb 2014 1:21PM
An interesting actionfilled serie.
Thank you so much for the award

xwang 9 56 8
22 Feb 2014 5:40PM
How lovely.. Wonderful set, beautiful and romantic...he looked better with hat onGrin.
BTW, thank you for your helpful comment on Brighton pier,Pamela.
22 Feb 2014 11:25PM
Super Flamenco set of images, V3 is my favouriteGrin
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
23 Feb 2014 5:17PM
The horse is the star of the show SmileSmileSmile
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
23 Feb 2014 6:41PM
Great shots -- but the star of the show has got to be the horse!!!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
24 Feb 2014 9:31PM
What a stunning set Pam..Lin
6 3 8 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 7:03PM
V4 is my favourite too. I hope you had a dance afterwards!WinkGrin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
27 Feb 2014 10:34AM
A very spectacular and colourful set of images Pamela with the horse in the starring role
evelen 13 5 England
27 Feb 2014 6:29PM
wonderful set of shots .
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
1 Mar 2014 4:21PM
Full of colour and fun. The horse reminds me of Mr Ed (the talking horse on TV in 60s). Could almost be a caption competition Grin "what do you think of the show so far?" TongueGrin

DonMc 9 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2014 5:13PM
fascinating set of colourful images Pamela!
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 1:40PM
A splendid set
jdinne 15 16 England
8 Mar 2014 9:11AM
V2 for me here Pamela love it.

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2014 1:32PM
Full of Spanish "CHARM" ! Grin
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2014 4:04PM
Wonderful, Pamela, totally agree with, Moira`s comments, made me laugh, V1.
Excellent work.
Darryl. x SmileSmileSmile

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