Quinta Do Martelo
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... PA to the Sales Director, so there was some familiar territory and acquaintances there - small world. He continues to work on projects, documentaries and small films, meeting with many well-known names from TV, film and music over the years. Then there's Jacob. Siboe has gone on holiday for a few days to Granada, so his brother has come to hold the fort so to speak. The first day we met I was paying for the pre-ordered bread when he said he would have to get used to ...
... an outside terrace. Not only that but it is Room 101. Right outside the Pousada there are the remains of a Roman temple. We go for a walk round the town. There is a fair on this week but the stalls are selling junk, we have a drink in a cafe in the main square and then go back to the Pousada and go to the pool for a while. We have dinner in the Pousada which is ...
... our hotel is located in the centre of the old city within blocks of the major sites. We visited the public gardens, the public squares and the Roman Temple. Evora streets are like Venice except you can drive a car (one way only) along the streets. Supper was outside in one of the squares. A quick dash to see the temple lit up and then back to our hotel. The hotel receptionist is extremely friendly and was baking the cake for tomorrow's breakfast as we were leaving for our ...
... horses. The bright colors, sequins, and brocade worn by the men in the ring were dazzling.
And then came the first bull. The breath-taking speed and agility exhibited by the bulls and the horses kept me on the edge of my seat as I tried to smother the gasps and near screams that would involuntarily erupt as the magnificent beasts closed in on each other. The horsemen were supposed to get the bull to charge and then, when close enough, pierce it on ...
... a bull runs through local streets!
Here’s how it works. A
rocket is set off alerting everyone that the bull is being released from his
crate. He emerges with a rope tied around his neck, and immediately sets off
after the first moving target. Behind him two groups of men hold on to the rope
keeping him from going past the white lines drawn at the ends of the streets.
These mark the safety zones for which people flee as soon as the bull comes in
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