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Mascletà March 10th – Fallas 2009

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Today’s mascletà was staged by the pyrotechnic company Borredá, and from our vantage point, was kind of scary. Like War of the Worlds, or something. We got rained on by firecracker refuse and, midway through, a stray firework was shot into the crowd about 15 meters away.

The most surreal thing is that people are clapping and cheering while this is going on. Isn’t the natural response to scream and seek shelter?

Here couple of images planting of the La Merced Falla:


Take a peek on our Fallas Map to see where the big 14 will be.

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Fallas 2009 Map

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We’ve just put up the initial edition of our Fallas 2009 Interactive Map (which also looks good on an iPhone). We call it “interactive” because you can… uh… like, hover over spots.

Fine, it just sounds cool.

Besides the exact location of all 14 large Fallas Monuments that will go up this year, we include the place in which each finished last year. The same organizations seem to win year after year (Campanar, looking at you), so this might help you decide which to visit if you’re pressed for time.

After the plantà, we’ll be hard at work adding images of all the monuments to the map and, of course, posting more detailed information on the blog.

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