A small city like Pamplona, with its narrow, winding streets, is transformed in a matter of 24 hours. A sometimes overwhelming tide of people, most dressed in white clothing and red neck scarfs, floods the city's old quarter. Street musicians are everywhere. Colors of every hue fill the streets, as do aromas and smells of every type imaginable. Smiling faces from every corner of the globe converge in a melting pot of languages, all brought together for the exhilarating daily "encierro," or bull run, at 8 a.m.
Very much like life itself, albeit condensed into nine days.