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Street Light Battle Heats Up!

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Okay — we admit it. We spoke way too soon when announcing that Sueca-Literato Azorín was “obviously” going to win the annual Lights competition.

We hadn’t yet seen Cuba-Literato Azorín’s lights in all their glory! When we saw them the first time, they were only half-lit, and unimpressive. But when they’re totally on… woah. Check out the pics.

So, Sueca has a legitimate competitor this year! And it could be close — Sueca’s are probably more audacious, but there’s something special about Cuba’s. They’re easier to stare at… and just might pull out the victory. Sorry for jumping the gun! Enjoy the pics… and get down to Ruzafa to enjoy these incredible displays!

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Fallas 2010: The Lights of Ruzafa

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This year, the competition for the Best Lights Display award has heated up! Two other commissions, Cuba-Literato Azorín and Cuba-Puerto Rico are challenging the perennial victors Sueca-Literato Azorín. “Enough of the dominance”, the upstart commissions cry! “This year, you won’t have it so easy!”

But… yes, they will. Sueca is going to win again this year, easily. Good show Cuba-LA & Cuba-PR but, you don’t have a prayer. Sueca continues to occupy a stratosphere all its own — no other lights display in Valencia comes close to matching its brilliance.

We definitely appreciate the effort, though, and Cuba-LA’s lights are beautiful — a deep blue illuminating the street. The intensified competition makes a visit to the coolest, and most Fallas-crazy neighborhood in Valencia even more enticing.

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Calle Sueca Lights 2009


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Fallas 2010: Calle Sueca Prepares

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Can’t wait for March 15th when the main days of Fallas begin? Why not head down to Calle Sueca and count all light bulbs and LEDs? That should keep you busy until mid-March.

The inauguration of the lights is set for March 6th at 9pm (as far as we know — if you can confirm this, please leave a comment). Want to see the the lights of Calle Sueca from Fallas 2009 again?

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Initial walk through the insane Fallas lights of Calle Sueca

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On the 7th of March we had gone to see the turning on of the street lights. It was so packed we didn’t dare to squeeze ourselves through Calle Sueca once they were lit  .But we came back. Enjoy our video of the lights and try not to think about La Crisis.

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