Monday, 17 May 2010
Party time in Santiago
In the streets clowns clowned and jugglers juggled. Serious bagpipers made a lot of noise whilst Gallegos in national dress danced in circles in the Plaza Quintana entertaining the long queues for the Holy Door. Someone started a Conga and I saw an American pilgrim whose Compostela I had issued earlier tag on with the most bewildered look on his face. In the park a calliope struck up its carnival sound and in the streets I found a better class of busker than ever before. Children ran everywhere with bubble making machines which are all the rage competing only with balloons and balls of candyfloss on sticks.