Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Fallas in Valencia

The coincidence of the fallas in Valencia with an early Easter has resulted in a much larger participation in the events in the city this year.

Approximately half of the 400 commisions arrived yesterday to adorn the image of the Abandoned Virgin with red, pink, white and yellow carnations. The rest will arrive today to cover the square with flowers.

The flowers though were not the only spectacle. The people dressed in traditional costume provided an image of Spain that most visitors will never see.

The late night was obviously too much for the girl on the right

.....and tonight most of the fallas which have been lovingly created will go up in smoke.

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