Fallas 2012. “La Mascletà” (1).

This Easter has been a sequence of rainy and snowy days, so I haven’t done any meaningful shot. But, on the other hand, I’ve had time to process some old shots.

“Las Fallas” is a traditional festivity of Valencia (East Spain), in which fire and gunpowder take the streets. One of the key ceremonies is the “Mascletà”. This is a daily firework festival that takes place at 2 p.m. in the townhall square and it’s evaluated by the noise and the smell to gunpowder.

In order to find a proper place, you arrive to the surroundings of the square at least one hour before.

The kids quickly become bored as the thirst invades people.

Some minutes later the streets are really crowded and you have no room to move… or to escape.


10 thoughts on “Fallas 2012. “La Mascletà” (1).

  1. It is nice to see you back home. Your street photographs are amazing… especially I loved to see them in B&W so impressive… Thank you, Have a nice and eenjoyable day, with my love, nia

  2. Interesting set of pictures, I like the third one of the boy on his fathers shoulders and the lady looking at you. Always interesting faces in a crowd.

    • Thanks, Mike!! I like this event because everyone lives it. I was with my daughter (her first time) and when I asked her if waiting for one hour was worth it, she answer me that she would have waited for another hour if it had been necessary.

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