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19 de marzo: What a Day

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Yesterday was a long day, to say the least. It began in the early morning hours, around 1:30 or so with the Nit del Foc, Valenciano for Night of Fire, which was a fireworks display. Then, in the early afternoon there was the last mascletà of the Fallas 2009 celebration. Following the mascletà a few hours later, at 7PM, there was the Cabalgata del fuego, translated as the Cavalcade (Parade) of Fire. A little after midnight nearly all 766 beautiful combustible structures throughout the city went up in flames during the La Cremà. I say nearly all because I believe a couple were done a bit later, around one or later.

Here are some photos from the amazing, fire-filled day. Video to come soon/eventually.

 La Cremà Panorama

Click the link below to continue reading and viewing about the last day of Fallas 2009.

Nit del Foc (Night of Fire)
Nit de Foc Fireworks
Waiting

Nit de Foc Fireworks

Nit de Foc Fireworks

Nit de Foc Fireworks
These were some amazing fireworks. They shot up then gently floated down, then shot up again. I’ve never seen anything like it, but if I had to equate it to something, I’d say they were like jellyfish pushing themselves through water.

Nit de Foc Fireworks

Nit de Foc Fireworks
A million stars

Nit de Foc Fireworks

Nit de Foc Fireworks

The Last Mascletà
Fallas

Anticipating the Last Mascletà
Anticipating the Last Mascletà

Why Must they Burn them?!!?

The Last Mascletà
Unfortunately, arriving with 30 minutes left until the mascletà didn’t allow for a great angle to view/shoot from.

The Last Mascletà

La Estación del Norte
Valencia’s Train station Estación Nord and the bullright (to the left)

The Last Mascletà

Explosions on Calle de Los Santos Justo y Pastor

Finest Fallas regalia

Cabalgata del Fuego (Parade of Fire)

Cabalgata del Fuego (Parade of Fire)

Cabalgata del Fuego (Parade of Fire)

Cabalgata del Fuego (Parade of Fire)

Cabalgata del Fuego (Parade of Fire)

Cabalgata del Fuego (Parade of Fire)

Cabalgata del Fuego (Parade of Fire)

Cabalgata del Fuego (Parade of Fire)

Cabalgata del Fuego (Parade of Fire)
Magical Metal Turtle

Cabalgata del Fuego (Parade of Fire)

Cabalgata del Fuego (Parade of Fire)

Cabalgata del Fuego (Parade of Fire)

Colon

Fallas Lights

Spiderman on Calle de los Santos Justo y Pastor
Spiderman’s in town for Fallas

La Cremà (The burning of the fallas)
La Cremà
Still smoldering ninot

La Cremà

La Cremà
I’m not sure what neighborhood this was in, but it was near Santos Justo y Pastor, where Iive.

La Cremà

La Cremà
Starting to smoke

La Cremà

La Cremà

La Cremà

La Cremà

Shots of another falla nearby my apartment, before and after La Cremà.

La Cremà
Before

La Cremà
After

La Cremà
These people asked me to take a photo of them. I thought they meant with their camera, but they meant with mine, so I did. The guy in the middle said he was in Los Angeles last week. I asked him if he liked it and his response was “así así,” or “so-so.” I think they were drunk.

La Cremà

Fire Zone
Coke sponsors zones of fire

La Cremà

1st Place in Category 6A

La Cremà
I almost feel like this looks like G.W. Bush a little. Maybe it’s the cowboy thing? Or the ears?

La Cremà

La Cremà

La Cremà

La Cremà

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Written by Jeff

March 20, 2009 at 8:18 pm

Posted in Fallas, Photos, Spain

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