Tauromaquia y Juan Belmonte Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchills


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Well if they are anything like the wide Churchill of late. Happy days 

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That's the third Tauromaquia in the series since 2019. A Double Edmundo in 2019. Partagas Serie P No.2 last year.

They are due to be arriving in retailers in Spain today.

The boxes are very nice. A nice glossy finish on them and the image on the lid is very nice. This one will be popular in Seville.

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I was reading a bit about Juan Belmonte, he died of suicide in 1962 after hearing from his doctor that "because of his lifelong injuries and trauma, he could no longer smoke cigars, ride his horses, drink wine or perform sexual acts with women, he decided he was ready to die. He ordered that his favourite horse be brought to him, took a handful of cigars, two bottles of his favourite wine and rode out to his finca."

I've ordered his autobiography. Hard to find, but looking forward to sitting at an airport with a book titled "Juan Belmonte: Killer of Bulls" on my lap.

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50 minutes ago, Ryan said:

I was reading a bit about Juan Belmonte, he died of suicide in 1962 after hearing from his doctor that "because of his lifelong injuries and trauma, he could no longer smoke cigars, ride his horses, drink wine or perform sexual acts with women, he decided he was ready to die. He ordered that his favourite horse be brought to him, took a handful of cigars, two bottles of his favourite wine and rode out to his finca."

I've ordered his autobiography. Hard to find, but looking forward to sitting at an airport with a book titled "Juan Belmonte: Killer of Bulls" on my lap.

Well, that is a perfect & very Andaluz reason to go away, my respect.

He and Manuel Rodriguez "Manolete" revolutionized bullfighting before my time - the only other I can think of would be Manuel Benitez "El Cordobes" during my youth.

And that from me who has never been to a bullfight in my life and is not a fan but respects the tradition of it.

The day Juan Belmonte asked to be saddled his jackfruit and took his life

April 8, 2020 by archyde
 
 

“In April and in the late afternoon … he was the bull of his destiny,” was the beginning of the article with which the writer Joaquín Romero y Murube said goodbye to his friend Juan Belmonte on ABC. «He and his immense outline. The terrible bull of his insatiable solitude. What madness of April and of terrible emptiness opened from its blood the last veronica to the terrible bull of death ».

On April 8, 1962, around eight o’clock in the afternoon, the bullfighter Juan Belmonte, the farmer and rancher Don Juan Belmonte, died on his “Gómez Cardeña” farm. The famous right-hander, protagonist with Joselito of the Golden Age of Bullfighting, a true pillar of the evolution of bullfighting, killed himself in his office with one stone. The cause of death was not explicitly disclosed by the media of the time, where, however, allusions were veiled.

The empty caves
ABC says that the bullfighter had left for the farm on Sunday morning with the mechanic and two maids. He was wearing a short suit and he had his jackfruit “Wonder” saddled. The walk in the country, lunch, a short rest and again “Wonder”. He took the pole and released the beef. Harassment and demolition. Harassment and demolition when death had already harassed him with its empty but accurate caves ». He felt tired, even indisposed. In his office he ordered a whiskey and a pen. «Then, at an undetermined moment, the mortality attacked. Death has a strange panoply and chose whimsically the weapon that plucked him ».

The news shocked Spain, the international press also echoed the event, and Belmonte’s funeral in Seville was massive.

In the newspaper some opinions of companions of Triana’s right-hander were also reflected. Vicente Pastor remembered the irruption in the Belmonte bullring: «We saw that he was going to change everything if he was lucky. He had it and changed it ». Meanwhile, Manuel Mejías Bienvenida claimed: “One of the most important pieces of bullfighting history has gone,” and Antonio Márquez defined it: “He had the telltale truth of his intelligence and enormous personality.”

 

The personality of a bullfighter who changed the course of bullfighting, and who succumbed to his anguished loneliness. .

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