We walked to the old city center, the Walled City, for the Medieval Festival--straw strewn all over the cobblestones, the vendors dressed in medieval costumes, fire throwing acts and other actors walking around, old world music.
Strange Medieval Creature
Medieval Marching Band
Around noon we walked through the San Nicolás Gate and left the walled city.
The informational pamphlet says,
Hondarribia is, today, the only Gipuzkoa town that still retains its Renaissance walls.Imagine that--while they celebrate medieval customs and and still have structures that date back to Roman times, our nation just celebrated only 234 years!
We crossed the bridge, over the old moat, into modernity to hear our own Amaia perform.
Hondarribiko Musika Eskolaka BandaShe is the very serious one on the right.
I began this reminiscing yesterday. I post it today, Monday, hoping you find time to enjoy it on this holiday.