Feria in Las Negras

Samba band in the car park

Colours of Fiesta

This weekend Las Negras is holding its Summer Feria. This is a tiny affair compared with those we have visited in inland towns and villages. The reason is that Las Negras is in permanent fiesta during July and August and the locals are too busy working in the bars, restaurants and shops or servicing holiday apartments to organise a large event.

Bar – La Bodeguiya

Bar – La Galería del Mar

Bar – Cerro Negro

We strolled through the village at the very early hour of 11pm. The regular bars were busy but the live music they had laid on had yet to start. Not surprising as this would go on all night.

Samba band

There was a stage set up in the small car park by the beach where a samba band was performing. They were quite good but unfortunately this concert had to stop when the electricity to the stage blew. We hope this was fixed so they were able to continue.

Ferris Wheel

Another photo of the Ferris Wheel

Children’s entertainment consisted of one small ferris wheel and a bouncy castle. Have a look at another reworked image of this – http://coloursofspain.wordpress.com

Fast Food

Candy Floss

A few extra fast-food stalls had appeared and there were the usual vendors selling trinkets. Not very exciting, but the village was packed and ready to party.

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About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy portraiture and figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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