If a Valencian from 2018 had been able to glance three years into the future, they wouldn’t understand what’s happening. Why is Fallas being held in September?
The Fallas of 2021 is probably the weirdest Fallas of all; not only because it happened during the month of September, during a pandemic, but also because all of the Falleras and Falleros were wearing masks while marching in the big parades through Valencia.
Fair warning, I have to admit that I’m obsessed with this Fallas figure by Valencian street artist Escif. It began when I saw the original sketches for the figure commissioned by the city of Valencia, for Fallas 2020.
I was only in Barcelona for ten hours, during a recent trip to take care of some paperwork, but couldn’t resist the opportunity to check out the Sagrada Familia. This was my first visit to one of the world’s most remarkable buildings, which is faintly embarrassing, having lived in nearby Valencia for so long
I few days ago, I spent ten hours in Barcelona. The main reason was to take care of some paperwork, but I decided to combine this administrative task with some fun as well. So if you find yourself with time to kill in Barcelona, this post is for you.