Yesterday, we purchased tickets for a Flamenco performance.
We have also been on the go almost constantly so it was time to take it easy . . . This morning we got up a little on the late side and walked down to the river and did a river walk of a couple of bridges. It was a very pleasant walk with the sun shinning and quite a nice temperature of about 20 degrees.
On the way to the river we came upon two Catholic Churches joined at the hip you could say. They shared a common wall in one plaza. The one church we were unable to gain access to however the other church we were able to enter and discovered that it was completely round inside. It was a very unique church and we were afforded some very good photographic opportunities.
We stopped for coffee and lunch and then headed back to the apartment to rest up for the Flamingo Show.
We walked back to the cathedral and up into the Santa Cruz neighborhood where we had an excellent tapas type meal at a very reasonable price. From here it was a short walk to the Flamenco Show.
The show was a little different than any of us expected. There was a fabulous guitarist and your Flamenco dancer, however there was a male vocalist who we have since found out was in fact a Flamenco singer. Really not Jill’s or my cup of tea, but then again it was billed as a Traditional Flamenco Show. The Guitarist performed a number of solo performances and then teamed up with the male vocalist (who is also a hand clap percussionist) for a couple of songs and then we had the dancer. She was particularly passionate in her dance moves and facial expressions as she responded to the male vocalist. All in all it was quite a show and all three were extremely professional in their approach to Flamenco. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in Traditional Flamenco.
After the show, the four of us walked back to the apartment with the ladies complaining about the amount of time Scott and I were taking pictures . . .Night Scenes . . . who can resist not taking pictures of building lit up at night.
All in all a very good day.