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Random Fallas Figures of 2021

On the last few days of Fallas, once all the figures have been erected, you got roughly 4 days to see as many figures as possible. As mentioned before there are roughly 800 of them (split up half in a kids figures and the main figures) and it’s impossible to see them all. Of course we had to wonder if someone attempted to see them all.

Too Precious To Burn! Our Favorite Fallas Figures of 2021

If this is the first time you’re hearing about Fallas, and the first time you’re seeing photos of the amazing figures which are constructed around the city, you’re probably not going to believe (too precious to burn) that they’re all burnt to the ground.

La Ofrendà of 2021: Masks and No Spectators

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?

Falleras in Masks 2021: Parades to Pick Up Fallas Prizes

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.

The Plantà of the Meditadora by Escif – Fallas 2021

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.

Summer Fallas 2021 Ninot Exhibition

Fallas in the summer is something that’s never happened before (as far as we know), and to get into the spirit, we went to the 2021 Ninot Exhibit, held at the Marina.

Fallas Artist Vicente Domínguez

We decided to get in touch with Fallas artist Vicente Domínguez, in advance, and ask if we could stop by his workshop.

An Era of Construction in Valencia 2021

Hot on the heels of the pedestrianization of the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, the city has fast-tracked redesigns of two of the city’s most iconic areas: the Plaza de la Reina, and the area around the Mercado Central.

Edel Rodríguez, Agente Naranja: The Trump Art Exhibition

Agente Naranja (Agent Orange) is the title of an art exhibition being shown at the Centro Cultural Carmen, by Edel Rodríguez. With bright colors, simple shapes, and merciless point-of-view, the Cuban-American artist reflects on the Trump presidency. The exhibition is brutal … though, one could argue, perhaps not as brutal as four years of Trump.

Valencia: Enduring the Pandemic With Photography

Ten years ago, Mike and I started traveling the world with this project called “For 91 Days”. Since then, we haven’t stayed in one place for more than four months… until 2020. Like everyone else in the world, we were suddenly stuck at home. It’s been a difficult adjustment for two guys accustomed to a mobile lifestyle.