Friday, March 25, 2016

Correfoc

Correfoc, Valenciano language meaning, 'Run with fire.' There's not much more to say. Just run!

Except, of course, this being Valencia, there has to be a band...


Oh, and a sort of go-kart thingy. (Not sure what that is in Valenciano.)


Yes, and skeletons. 


And did I forget to mention the bull? On wheels?


Oh. And a train...


Apart from those, all pretty run-of-the-mill stuff...






Have a very pleasant evening.


And a big thank you to our hosts, Xarxa Teatre. Well run! 


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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Fallas, 2016


I wonder what we'll see this year?

I was in Valencia last weekend to get a first glimpse of this year's Fallas monuments as they were being unloaded and erected. Here are some of my favourite images:



















The traditional 'light-tunnel' in Calle de Cuba was spectacular.


We also stumbled across a small 'Moors and Christians' parade on Saturday night, which featured some rather splendid (panto) camels.






It's a long day touring the Fallas, everyone needs a rest at some time...


And if you enjoyed those, here are some from previous years:

Fallas 2014 
Fallas 2013 
Fallas 2012 

¡Felizes Fiestas!

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