SPAIN Smokes of Fallas de Valencia 2008


At the end of every winter people used to burn unwanted items, the phenomena turned into building kind of statues in wood, make them parade then burn them.
nowadays, I looks more if you were in Disneyland; all the sculptures are made of polystyrene, painted with spray cans, i must admit it’s a good job even if personally not my taste at all. The worst thing is when they burn them, the make a hell of a lot of smoke, super polluting i guess(i wish people would react).
The Fallas lasts for a week, many street parades, fireworks (massive), and what they call a Mascleta; loads of firecrackers tied up in garlands, they explode in a rhythmic way, you’d better cover your ears because this sounds like an earthquake