Photos from Catalonia : fiesta de Gracia

The residents of Gracia put in a lot of work to decorate the streets, using essentially recycled material like empty bottles or tins. Their creativity and imagination are amazing, and each street has a different theme. There are also many events like parades (correfocs), concerts, human castles (castellers) and workshops.

15-23 / 08 / 2010

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Carrer Providencia


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Carrer Joan Blanques

15-23 / 08 / 2009

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"Fire run" parades called "correfocs" in catalan : a loud and smoky time for all !!


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Loads of fireworks are lit up at once at the end of the correfocs parade (Pl. Vila de Gracia)



Correfoc by night


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Demonstration of Irish dancing by the Claddagh Ring Dancers (carrer de Mozart)


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Castellers de Gracia on Plaça de la Vila de Gracia


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Carrer de la Fraternitat : theme astronomy


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C/ Libertat (theme : Japan) C/ Libertat (close-up on paper birds)


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Concert de Buritaca (Colombia)
Plaza del Sol (Plaça del Folk i de la Interculturalitat)


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Carrer del Progrès


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Carrer Joan Blanques by night : tins and mesh


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Carrer Joan Blanques by day


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Carrer Joan Blanques : bottles with died water lit up with a neon tube


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C/ Joan Blanques C/ Joan Blanques


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one of many simple but beautiful details in the street decoration of Calle Joan Blanques


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Carrer Joan Blanques


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Carrer de Berga : school theme


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Carrer de Verdi : medieval theme


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Carrer Bruniquer


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Plaza de la Vila de Gracia


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Carrer de Providencia : Halloween Theme





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