The Schwinn Also Rises
The Schwinn Also Rises
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Recently in Pamplona, Spain, it was that crazy time of the year when they run with the bulls, in the world famous nine-day San Fermin festival, where the sufficiently or perhaps absurdly macho are chased by bulls through the streets of the beautiful Old Town.

 

It was Ernest Hemingway who made the most outrageous, dangerous and spectacular of festivals famous in his writings, particularly in his classic novel from 1926, The Sun Also Rises.  And he’s duly honoured with having a street in the city named after him, Avenida de Hemingway. But some American writers, trying to cash in on what ‘Big Papa’ made famous, are not so lucky. In a wonderful twist of irony, on the first day of the running of the bulls last week, Bill Hillmann – yes, the same Bill Hillmann who co-wrote Fiesta: How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplonagot gored by a bull at Pamplona.

 

Thankfully, though, there’s a somewhat safer, more sedate version of the running with the bulls that can be found here in Seattle. Each year, to coincide with the San Fermin festival, Seattle cyclists meet dressed in the same costume of white shirts and pants, a red sash and red neck scarf, as they simulate the running of the bulls from Westlake Park with horns attached to their bikes.

 

Nikon FM2 & Nikkor 50mm 1.8 ais
B+W ND1
Ilford FP4+ (@64)
HC-110 (Dil.H – 1:63 @ 10:00 minutes)
Plustek 7600i & Vuescan

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