Goodbye Jerez de los Caballeros

June 11, 2011

Initially I didn’t want to go. When I arrived, I wanted to go home. But I stayed. And it’s a good thing that I did. I hated leaving Jerez de los Caballeros. I felt I was leaving too soon. It’s …


A bullfighter’s dream

May 27, 2011

By day, Jaime Martinez creates bracelets, necklaces and other jewelry for Christian Lay. By night, he trains for bullfighting. Becoming a bullfighter requires intense dedication. Martinez started when he was 13 years old, studying in Badajoz with La Escuela Taurina. …



May 16, 2011

It’s where I first flew into. Alone. 8 months ago. I stayed there for a night before I headed on my Spanish adventure. I visited again in October, but it felt surreal to come back so many months later as …


What do you think of bullfighting?

May 11, 2011

I saw a bullfight in Jerez de los Caballeros, sat in the front row, had some opinions and would like to hear yours. My visceral reaction to seeing animals killed before me is, well, I feel sick. Through my camera …


Jamón Jamón

May 9, 2011

No, it was not a movie with sexy actor Javier Bardem. It was a huge party in Jerez de los Caballeros. The Feria de Jamón (Ham Fair). Everyone was invited and the fair was full of children, teenagers and adults …


A Spanish Wedding

April 29, 2011

It may not be a royal wedding, but it’s still pretty special. Since arriving in Spain, I have heard about the extravagance of Spanish weddings. Many guests, much food and drink and a fiesta. Mucho de todo. Needless to say, …


Mas Semana Santa: Domingo de Resurrección

April 26, 2011

See video from the processions of Semana Santa. The rain stayed on Holy Friday so all of the people flocked inside of the church to see the floats. Santa Maria Coat of arms of the Nuestro Padre Jesus Cofradia Easter …


Jueves Santo

April 23, 2011

The procession starts to leave from Iglesia de San Bartolomé. The clouds have parted and the sun emerges warming the scene. Two floats make it out of the big doors of the church. Each time the float makes it out …


Miercoles Santo

April 21, 2011

It’s a busy scene inside of San Miguel. Men dressed as Romans wait on pews next to their plumaged hats. Acolytes chat to one another near the front of the church. The nazarenos help eachother by tying on their tall, …


Martes Santo

April 20, 2011

Holy Tuesday was the procession of the Antigua y Pontificia Cofradía de Nuestra Señora del Rosario y Jesús Orando en el Huerto. This procession was entirely in silence. The municipal band followed the Virgin Mary and played at the end …