March 2017 Fallas is an annual festival famous for it’s wonderful statues, called “fallas,” magnificent mascletas (daytime thunderworks) and fireworks (at night), marching bands by the hundreds and the women who march with them in traditional silk dresses, as well as sound and light shows. Here is my slide show of photos from Fallas 2017, … Read moreFallas 2017 slideshow of the sculptures
The first video is a small Fallas. The second is a huge one in front of city hall.
Fantastic! A major aspect of Fallas, Valencia, Spain’s annual festival. More to come!
Apparently no one is getting notifications from that site. Please go to http://www.garyjkirkpatrick.com/#!blog/cxhw There you will find photos of various Fallas (foam and wooden sculptures often satirical in nature and up to 75′ tall) as well as a video of the amazing street lights which are also famous, and the sound and light shows they … Read morePhotos of the wonderful sculptures of Fallas, Valencia’s annual carnival
Here’s a short explanation and two photos from the first mascleta of Fallas 2015! http://www.garyjkirkpatrick.com/#!First-Mescleta-of-Fallas-2015/c18cl/0F305F7E-3123-4642-99F6-F28632D58C30
Here are some shots from last night’s walk. The first one will give you an idea of the size of these “fallas”. Note on my right some other pieces that will be incorporated into the structure. The second photo is a closeup of a “ninot”, another piece of the same falla. Cute, no? The third … Read moreNinots on the rise!