I had no intention of letting the rain dampen my mood or the day! So, I set out to find
something nearby to do. I didn't want to get too far out of Uruma - if at all - because I
didn't want to have to drive a long distance if the weather got even worse. It didn't take
long to decide upon what to do. I was going to find the Agena bullring even if it took all day!
I got on Google Street View and located the bullring, made a few notes for the directions
Well, it looks like I'm off to a good start! There's the big yellow building...
Turned right and drove down a ways until I came to the parking lot on the left.
I suspected that I might have parked in an auxilliary parking lot because there was
Two huge granite sculptures looked to me like two bulls' locked horns. I was close!
YATTA! I found the tunnel leading into the ring. I was there! Armed with
And, there it was! I had seen photos of this sight so many times but had
I thought to myself that it must certainly have been a long time since anyone
I was a little bit intrigued by the complexity of the work that went into the seating
Walking around the interior of the bowl made it abundantly clear that the overgrowth
Adjacent to some tombs that lay off to the right there was what I'm guessing was
I was going to go down there to enjoy my bento but, frankly, there were too many spiders!
So, back to the arena and the "preferred seating" that protected me from the drizzle of rain.
I didn't realize it at the time that I was near the approach to the ruins of the old Agena Castle.
Though there are no longer any bullfights in this arena the pastime of bull fighting is alive and well in Uruma.
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