|Before the activity begins, the ring is groomed
and painted. Plaza de Toros is the oldest
bullring in Spain, built in 1749.
|Bulls are colorblind, so red doesn’t make them
mad. It just hides the blood.
|If the bullfighter has fought very bravely, the
crowd can petition the judge to award him a bull’s
ear, or in rare cases 2 ears. If he was the best
of the best, he would get 2 ears and a tail.
|There is a social distinction between “sol”
and “sombra” or sun and shade. Seville
society was in the shade,
we mere mortals looked into the sun.