Francisco Rivera Paquirri bullfighter

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (7)

Javier Rivera on November 19, 2007
The Heg on September 15, 2008

I have a photo that was signed by Paquirri for me after a bullfight in 1968 while we lived in Quito, Ecuador when I was 9 years old.

kenaifisher on October 31, 2010

In 1974, I was 28 yrs old, at the San Fermin Festival in Pomplona. Paquirri was scheduled for the 6 th bull. Paquirri set his own 6 bandeliers in perfect location. Watching him fight was a spiritual thing. you couldn't believe what you were seeing. He thrust the sword into the neck of the bull, the bull just stood there bleeding. Paquiri got down on his knees in front of the wounded dying bull. Paqirri then raised hand over the bull's head and when he lowered his hand the bull fell and died. Paquirri got two ears and a tail, and I found out why the Spanich culture is so entrenched in this tradgedy. I became a member of the cult. I "understood" why they did what they did. Thanks Mr. Paquirri Contributed by Mike McCaleb kenaifisher2002@yahoo.com

kenaifisher on October 31, 2010

At the same festival I saw a bull so powerful, fast and aggressive that the crowd roared for it to be spared. It was not touched nor gored but was taken back to pasture to breed. Tough duty

Javier Rivera on May 16, 2011

Temporada 1984: 50 corridas en España. La última contratada antes de marchar a América será la última de su vida. Tuvo lugar el 26 de setiembre en la plaza de Pozoblanco (Córdoba). El toro “Avispado”, segundo de su lote, le produjo una cornada en el muslo derecho con grandes destrozos y roturas en las más importantes arterias. Murió de camino al hospital. El encierro era de Victoriano Sayalero y Juan Luis Bandrés. Alternaba con El Soro y José Cubero, Yiyo, y al primero de su lote le cortó oreja. Sus restos descansan en expléndido mausoleo ubicado frente a la tumba de Joselito el Gallo, en el cementerio de San Fernando de Sevilla que se observa en esta foto.

Javier Rivera on June 21, 2011

Este mausoleo transmite a la persona que lo contempla un mensaje totalmente distinto al que puede tansmitir el mausoleo de Joselito el Gallo

Javier Rivera on June 21, 2011

Francisco Rivera "Paquirri", dando su último pase sobre una grandiosa lápida que cubre los restos del torero. Escultura de bronce que representa al torero vestido de luces dando un pase, alzado sobre pedestal de mármol negro de 3,0 metros cuadrados.

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo taken in Cementerio de San Fernando, Seville, Sevilla, Spain

Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 15, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Javier Rivera
    • Camera: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD EX-Z750
    • Taken on 2007/11/10 12:15:31
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 14.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • Exposure Bias: 0.67 EV
    • No flash

Groups