|Here is a view of the bullfight from our "ringside" seats during the Mayo Festival in Cozumel. Local Ranchers convene in the jungle, build and/or repair the bullring, bring comidas, cervesas and tequila for this great Fiesta!|
Yes, one of these fine matadors is a senorita! The blood, torture, and death of el Toro didn't phase this gal one little bit. In fact, I noticed she particularly enjoyed dining on the bar-b-que the bovines provided for the fiesta that evening.|
And, BTW, sorry gals, years of preparation are a prerequisite for landing this job!
|This is another view of the bullring. Amazing what can be done with available materials. True it shook a bit when the bull smacked it headon, but it withstood the onslaught and remained intact!|
|This Spring Fiesta is muy popular with native Cozumeleños; quite similar to a county fair. With the added attraction of a real Bullfight. Rancheros also display their prize livestock and local vendors supply the crowds with excellent produce, snacks, and refreshments.|
The end draws near!
Hemmingway would have loved this authentic stage on which the Matador plays!
All photos and Art: © Joel R. Cheves 1975 - 99
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