• Sheep hits
In late October, the Spanish shepherds with 2000 sheep walked along the main streets of Madrid. Tourists and locals have witnessed endless bleating on the Spanish streets.
It is an ancient holiday haul flocks Fiesta de la Trashumancia, numbering about 700 years. However, in recent years it has turned into a protest against the urbanization of Spain and to defend the rights of breeders to use traditional ways to haul animals passing including the territory of modern cities, in defense of ancient grazing. (Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza):
Sheep parade marched past the main sights in Madrid, including the Puerta del Sol and near the headquarters of the Bank of Spain. Many of the main roads of the city were closed and vehicular traffic was paralyzed. (Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza):
The shepherds made a stop at the old town hall, the Casa de la Villa, to the leader of the procession could pay the government of Madrid for the sheep run 25 maravedis - old coins in circulation which took place in Spain to the XV century. (Photo by Sergio Perez | Reuters):
The most fun from the sheep parade received by tourists and children. Animals were decorated with bells and accompanied by herding dogs. (Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza):
together with the shepherds and sheep on the streets have been dancers and musicians dressed in traditional Spanish costumes, typical of the rural population in the early medieval period. (Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza):
Sheep parade, Spain, Madrid, October 25, 2015. (Photo by Sergio Perez | Reuters):