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Vigo - Puntos de Vista Escénicos

I arrived to Vigo, Spain. A great city in the shore of the Atlantic Ocean and in the border of Portugal.
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The area where the Theatre School ESAD de Galicia is located

Vigo is the largest city in Galicia, Spain, in terms of population, located in the province of Pontevedra. Vigo also is the largest non-capital city in Spain.

According to the 2007 census, the population of the city of Vigo itself was 294,772; and the population of the entire metropolitan area was estimated to be 420,672. This makes Vigo the 14th-largest metropolitan area of Spain. The city is well known for its fishing industry, shipyards, food, cultural and night life, and football (soccer) team, Celta de VigoMore

A Place to dream of. This is Bouzas the place where the Theatre School is located, about 10 minutes by car from down town. A real paradise where most of the beaches of Vigo are located.



This is the temporary building for the Theatre School,

located in the Instituto Audiovisual.

Temporary Location of The Theatre School ESAD de Galicia

I just saw today the plans for the new school for next year, and the new building is really amazing, what you call a “State of the Art School.” [Pun intended)

Yesterday I was walking around to get acquainted with the city. Well, because Vigo is located along the Ria de Vigo (those long fingers, style Norwegian fiords, where the ocean going inland creates real paradises) the city is stretched along the cost for 3 or 4 miles.

I walked for over 2 hours, and found beautiful corner, little neighborhood of over 2 centuries, and in the middle of the Gran Via, I found the huge fairground. Around 2 o’clock in the afternoon, they were exploding rockets, you know like the fireworks without the lights. These are very common in Spain, and there is no celebration that does not have a few minutes of those.
Well in this case the explosions of the rockets went on for over one hour. later I found the reason. There were the festivities of la Consolación, Our Lady of the Consolation, and that was the reason for the rockets and the fairgrounds. Probably for about a mile in the gardens in the middle of Gran Via, there was everything as you probably can imagine, including…

Gummy bears on the other side of the world!

Yes Gummy Bears. I couldn’t help myself.

I also found out the the love horses here.

Grupo escultórico en bronce de Juan José Oliveira que preside la Plaza de España, representa un grupo de cinco caballos ascendiendo por una cascada. El conjunto pesa 40 toneladas y alcanza los 18 metros. La base se complementa con un estanque de 10m de diámetro.

Es un homenaje a los caballos salvajes que antiguamente poblaban el Monte de O Castro y que en la actualidad todavía pacen en algunos montes de Vigo.

Los Caballos is a sculptural group in bronze of Juan José Oliveira that presides the Plaza de España in Vigo. It represents a group of 5 horses ascending up a cascade. The sculpture weights 40 tones and is 10 meter (about 33 feet) high. The base is a fountain of 10 meters of diameter.

It is homage to the wild horses that lived in Monte de O Castro, and that till live semi-wild in some mountains around Vigo.

Also I found these cuties in the fairground. I don’t know about them, but children really love to ride them. Certainly are much less dangerous.

July 7th, 2008 Posted by Papo | Places/Lugares | no comments

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