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A Great Bullfighter

Curro Romero, a bullfighter, became a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Wasn’t that going very far?  Is a bullfighter an artist? Curro Romero was. He fought bulls the way a great dancer dances or a great painter … Continue reading

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Your First Bullfight? Here’s What You’ll See

You find your seat in the grandstands and sit down. In front of you is a big circle of yellow sand, surrounded by a red fence. Horns blow, a gate opens, and the toreros (bullfighters) come out into the ring. … Continue reading

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The Great Bullfight

“Tell me about the fight, Luis,” I said. “I didn’t go to the ring that afternoon and it is one of the biggest regrets of my life. Was it as great as they say?”   Rafael de Paula (photo from … Continue reading

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A Spanish Bull

(public domain photo by  Fiskeharrison (talk) This is a Spanish fighting bull—a toro bravo. It is as different from a beef bull as a wolf is from a dog. It is the result of years—now over two centuries—of conscientious breeding. … Continue reading

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