I Now Live in a War Zone
Today I wandered on over to the beach to see the Grand Mascletà Napolitana. They were a combination of the regular fireworks (you’d expect to see in the U.S.) and ones that created big puffs of smoke. There were a lot of people there and I found a space near the front and center, where the Fallas queens and their court were. The show lasted for 20 or so minutes and the grand finale was eardrum-busting.
Now that the Fallas celebration is beginning to get into full swing, firecrackers can be heard throughout the day. And with the daily Mascletà (sound fireworks) at 2 o’clock in the afternoon in the city center, the city sounds like it’s under siege.
Here are some photos from today’s beach fireworks. I’m working on a video to upload soon.