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El Cordobes. French postcard by Edition Cely / Marcel Pendaries, Saint-Alban, no. 1873. Photo: Aubert Kodaks, Bayonne.

French postcard by Edition Cely / Marcel Pendaries, Saint-Alban…

Oh how I want one in light pink, or lilac, or turquoise!! Such heavenly colors. With pink tights of course!! I need to go to Spain and get a...

Acquisitions of an Aesthete: Matador Suit of Lights don't mess with this beautiful lady

The well-dressed bullfighter—like Rafael de Julia—knows that the only place to go for a couture trajes de luces (“suit of lights”) is Justo Algaba’s workshop, near the Puerta del Sol. There are only five matador tailors in the world, and like Algaba, they all live in Madrid.

A Photo Tour of Madrid

Spain MATADOR ~ Bullfighter Rafael de Julia (via condenasttraveler)

La última de Feria en Valladolid | Federación Taurina de Valladolid

La última de Feria en Valladolid | Federación Taurina de Valladolid

Morenito de Aranda-Matador

Morenito de Aranda-Matador

Manolete is considered by some to be the greatest bullfighter of all time. His style was sober and serious, with few concessions to the gallery, and he excelled at the ‘suerte de matar’—the kill.In response to Manolete’s death, General Francisco Franco, then dictator of Spain, ordered three days of “national mourning”, during which only funeral dirges were heard on the radio.

Manolete is considered by some to be the greatest bullfighter of all time.

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