National Geographic : 1965 Mar
HS EKTACHROME BELOWI AND KODACHPOMESBYNATIONALGEOGRAPHICP(T C.GRAPHFR AP[ PT MOLDVAYC N.GS. 3 ) ' Spain ... one half of thy face-fiesta: and the other misery .. .. ,. So wrote novelist Perez Gald6s of his 1()th-century homeland, a nation long inured to it cruel geography, a climate of extremes, and a history of conflict. Today the misery fades as irrigation turns bar ren lands to _,reen and new industry spurs the economy. But Spain's fies tas remain, slicing life with gaiety and drama. Seville's Feria, or fair (above), pulses with the tempo of stomping feet, clapping hands, and passionate flamenco rhythms. Tiled arc of the Plaza tie l' span, in Seville sees a quieter moment of re laxation-the late afternoon Pasco, 24 or stroll, beside arcades fronting government offices. 13110t for the p; :war 4 Spanish-:Atile ricaui Exhibition of 1()2(), the plaza blends Moorish and Renaissance architectural styles. ; His eves intent, rltartador :Antonio ('anipos watches the action in ther,1es. \ladrid bullring acs he aiw wit. It* J 1 torn. 11c ruse of his daredc viltry, i bulltight aficionados have dubbed him 'El 1mposible."