Spain: Life in the Afternoon

The picturesque [meaning rowdy bullfights in little fiesta towns] is for when you are young, or if you are a little drunk so that it will all seem real, or if you never grow up, or if you have a girl with you who has never seen it, or for once in a season, or for those who like it. But if you really want to learn about bullfighting, or if you ever get to feel strongly about it, sooner or later you will have to go to Madrid.

—Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon...

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