Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Day 15 - Campo Pequeno

Day 15 - September 15, 2013

Campo Pequeno was the destination for today.  There was an event going on there that was advertised as a music venue in the square.  Although there was a small tent with music, it wasn't what we thought it would be.  However, to our surprise, the square held a remarkable bull fighting ring that incorporates a mall and a cinema.

Once inside, we were able to get a glimpse of the bull ring and some interesting decor within the City Bar.

Glimpse of inside the actual bull ring

The ring has a retractable roof

Hallway to all entrances to the ring

Retro decor inside The City Bar

We had noticed a banner on the outside of the Bull Ring and didn't quite know what it said.  After we asked one of the attendants there, he explained that there was going to be a bull fight with younger matadors on Thursday Sept. 18th.   So we went to check out the price and to our surprise it was very reasonable, 12 Euros each.  We bought the tickets and are so looking forward to seeing this.

Afterwards, in the square in front of the bull ring, there was a comedy skit being done.  We stayed to watch and it was funny, more on the slapstick side.  Here are a few photos of it:

The actors were performing the skit in a few languages, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and English, all intertwined.  Very different.

At the end of the skit, it was already about 3:30 in the afternoon.  So time to head back to make dinner, roast pork with prunes and a side of Thai Peanut rice.   Yummy!!

But before I end, I'd like you all to see the type of streets we're walking on.  Very hard on the feet!

Mosaic tile streets

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