Thursday, 25 August 2011

La Festa Major de Gracia, Barcelona

This blog post is going to be small on words and big on pictures (which some people may prefer). Last Thursday night was spent at La Festa Major de Gracia, which as you may know, is the big annual festival for the area of Gracia in the north of the city. I've mentioned the area before, as it's one of our favourites. It was really wonderful to see the effort that everyone had made to decorate the streets, especially when you realise how much of it was done with recycled materials. The best decorations get awarded prizes but I don't know how the judges managed to choose, it was all so good.


Matches...

Mozart...

The Orchestra... the curtains are made from old Estrella cans...

I want this chandelier...

A reminder of London...

Inside the Yellow Submarine...

Very groovy street lights...

Beautiful lamps...

Every bollard should look like this...

Not sure she meant to get her head wet....

The winning balcony, how brilliant is that?

An excuse to drink beer in the streets? Don't mind if I do...

As you can tell from my shiny face above, it was hot and humid (hence the need for beer, ahem). We had a great night, with bars, bands and DJs dotted around the streets and squares. I only wish we could have gone back every day but alas, work got in the way. I took a lot more photos but I won't post them here, it would be too much. We're off to the Sants festa this week, it's just one non stop party in this town. I'll let you know how we get on.

4 comments:

Usako said...

Fantastic! The bollard is really pretty :)

YvonneSedition said...

It was all so lovely :)

Vix said...

Such fun and great pictures, too. I wouldn't mind that chandelier either. x

YvonneSedition said...

I was amazed at the standard of the decorations, and the atmosphere was brilliant, lots of people all out on the street having fun. It lasts for a week as well!