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This Was Fallas 2010

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This will be our final post about Fallas 2010 and then we’ll shut up about it… for 3 months or so! Below, you’ll find links to all the posts of this year’s Fallas festivities and some pictures which we hadn’t published yet.

Mascletàs of 2010:

And….

Special Selection Fallas:

The remaining random Fallas pictures in no specific order:

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 grass-hoppers

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fallas-street-lights

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BBQ-Spain

bunuela

gay-valencia

constructing-the-virgin

John-Lennon-lives-in-Valenc 

magic-in-Valencia

real-demon-in-Valencia

peter-punk

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happy-sun-valencia

first-price-valencia-fallas

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bird-falleras

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servicio-limpieza

fiesta-fallera

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canovas-fallas

fallas-2012

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 firework-set-up

turia-fireworks

fallas-outsiders

hola-Valencia

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fiddle-fun

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erklaerung-fallas

secrotos-fallas

fort-pavesos

washing-underwear

valencia-orgy

underwear-flag

super-falleras

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 soccer-ruzafa

falleros-fotbal

banda-ruzafa

ghost-spain

pumpkin

giant-paella

paella-magnet

happy-old-people

chocolate-churros

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how-to-set-up-mascleta

bunuelo-tienda

crisis-donation

bubble-fest

 paella-fiesta

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Fallas 2010: La Ofrenda

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During the last couple days of Fallas, thousands of falleras from all over the province make a pilgrimage to Valencia’s Plaza de la Virgen to deliver flowers to Our Lady of the Forsaken, during one of the festival’s most awe-inspiring events: The Ofrenda (The Offering).

You’ve never seen anything like it; traffic in the inner city is completely brought to a halt. That goes for foot traffic, too. Young falleras, old falleras, baby falleras, musicians, cigarrette smoking falleras pushing strollers, hungover falleros, all on their way to the Virgin with flowers.

Once there, the flowers are used to dress the Virgin in dazzling reds, oranges and yellows. Regardless of one’s religious affiliation, it’s difficult to remain unmoved by the sight of the gigantic statue covered in flowers. The tradition is for the falleras who’ve just completed the journey to break out into tears, and many of them do, though a lot of them just pretend to (especially when the camera’s on them!)

Enjoy these great pictures and videos from The Ofrenda — one of our favorite parts of Fallas.

Filmed with the Sanyo VPC – CS 1 (super tiny) available here: USA, UK, Deutschland and Spain

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 fallera-in-tears

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 fallera-spy

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Fallas 2010: Cant de L’Estoreta

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What little troopers! The kids marching in this morning’s Cant d’Estorta had to brave the nasty weather which has put a real damper on Fallas.  From the warmth of a cozy cafe, we watched cute, shivering children re-enact famous scenes from history. "Brrrr", I thought, eating my piping hot patatas bravas, "those poor, freezing, ADORABLE kids!"

Many of the mini-floats were great, but we especially loved the hot air balloons. Good job kids!  It’s never too young to learn that art is all about suffering and misery.

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WTF

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What is Fallas?

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