19 de marzo: What a Day
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.
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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.
Cabalgata del Fuego (Parade of Fire)
Shots of another falla nearby my apartment, before and 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.