Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Dancing in Granada
Here are a couple more anecdotes that added to our wonderful day.
After wandering through the Cathedral, we decided to get some cold drinks and sit down in the Placa Nueva and enjoy the people watching and atmosphere. Little did we know that the people watching would be the best people watching experience of our life.
While staring at people, I noticed a group of men walking around wearing cardboard playing card outfits.
My first thought was, "Well that's strange." They walked into a building and I didn't think about it again.
Well, he made his way to our bench and immediately grabbed Anna to join him in his Flamenco dancing. Anna does not flamenco dance, so, when in doubt, JAZZ HANDS! He was flinging his dress about. Anna was traumatized.
(For some reason, the videos won't load on the blog, so I put them on youtube. For those of you who are not tech-savvy, click on the words "them" and "youtube.")
It was so much fun to watch. There were onlookers also having a great time and we were all having a great time. A man who did not speak English had a full conversation with us. We somehow managed to understand that he was a professor at a university
joined in and it was hysterical.
There was a lot of throwing each other in the air and running at each other like bulls.
It inspired Adrienne and Anna to dance as well.
And here is the video. Unfortunately I was too far away, so I had call Adrienne over to take the very quick video.
We laughed and had a great time enjoying Anna's dancing.
The faces Adrienne made while dancing were hysterically funny. We could not stop laughing. And neither could the many people around us. Everyone was laughing so much. She was actually quite talented, considering she had never done it before. All the older men and woman sitting around us were dying.
The next day at the Alhambra palace, an older couple asked us to take their picture. Then, he recognized Adrienne and was dancing along with his cane as we walked by, singing, just in case Adrienne didn't know he was talking about her. It was wonderful. She was mortified.
Allison and I joined in for a bit, but then the music stopped, so we headed back. (Yes, I danced very very briefly to those people who are doubting me.) The perfect end to a perfect day.
He claimed a well that we saw was where they cook dead babies.
He claimed to be a photographer for Japanese playboy.
He said the Alhambra was his summer home.
He said that in Mosques, the reason women have to pray in the back is so that men don't get distracted by their bottoms.
This woman was great. Here are a couple videos of her. And just her feet.
videos of her. The show was pretty long and each dancer danced quite a bit, but I didn't want to waste the experience taking a ton of videos and pictures, so I snapped a few then just enjoyed the show. The videos are a little shaky because I was not looking at where I was filming, so I could enjoy the dancing.
a short one.
We got dinner afterwards and then packed and went to bed. It was the end to another great day!