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12th June 2008, 01:05 PM
Tomorrow is the fiesta of San Antonio. Here in Madrid, just next door to Casa Mingo for those who know it, a curious tradition (http://www.madridpedia.com/madrid/la-tradicion-de-los-alfileres-de-las-modistillas-madrilenas-en-el-dia-de-san-antonio)takes place.
The area has plenty of fun and games ready for the weekend. A funfair is already in place along the avenida de valladolid and el paseo de la florida.
12th June 2008, 01:12 PM
When I was working in Madrid (all those years ago) I was taken to the verbena de San Antonio. Admittedly, after the inspector jefe had taken me along Paseo de la Florida to meet his friends (read bar owners who plied us with much alcohol and tapas), I don't recall much of the verbena but I do remember being told about the tradition and watching the ladies go through the agony. Of course, some might say that the agony involved in selecting a future husband was nothing like the agony that followed. ;)
12th June 2008, 01:31 PM
It's the ladies carrying magnets one should be careful of.;)
13th June 2008, 04:38 PM
Some might be interested in some pics I took at the festival of San Antonio this morning:
13th June 2008, 04:39 PM
Which one is you?
13th June 2008, 07:20 PM
Interesting costumes. Nice fotos.
13th June 2008, 09:30 PM
Some might be interested in some pics I took at the festival of San Antonio this morning:Isn't that guy on the left, Tobyc?
14th June 2008, 08:07 PM
Isn't that guy on the left, Tobyc?
You could be right.
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