Monday, July 9, 2007

This years festival of San Fermin, more commonly know as The Running of the Bulls in the English-speaking-world, started on the 7th day of the 7th month of the 7th year of the 21 century. That means that it started on 07-07-07 (also the day they announced the new 7 wonders of the world). We arrived in Pamplona on the 6th and spent the night with the hords of partiers. The actual "running" take place at 8:00am. By 6:30am we had found our place to watch (I'm not quite crazy enough to actually run - it isn't the bulls that worry me as much as the other runners). The running starts with a rocket letting the runners know that the first bull is out and running. It is follwed by a second rocket letting them know that all the bulls are out and coming down the street. The whole running last about 2 and a half minutes and most people only get to see a few seconds of it. From our view point we saw and heard the first bull-encounters-man incident in when an Aussie got trampled and gored. But no worries he is fine and has a nice scar as a souvenir from San Fermin!
Tired Tim the morning of 07-07-07 San Fermin

1 comment:

tamrika said...

mr. tom, those three photos are absolutely beautifully photographed!
p.s. i think i am retaking span.1010.