Thursday, 29 December 2011

Barceloneta Correfoc, Barcelona...

Last night we popped out to watch a Correfoc being hosted by Els Diables de la Barceloneta. We could have just watched from our balcony as it finishes right in front of our building, but it's much more fun to get up close to dodge the sparks and flaming football flying towards you, not to mention dancing in front of the mini burning man. There's an ambulance parked up in attendance just in case, although I've never seen anyone get burned (although I'm sure it does happen).





Burning Man really getting going...

Goal!

Relighting the football...



Standing back a bit for safety after the ball escaped one too many times...



It was cold last night which meant the crowd was small, but great fun nonetheless. I think this event is a pretty new tradition in Barceloneta but it's a good way to break up the tedious days between Christmas and New Year. I'm working this NYE so the next big event for me will be the Three Kings parade, I'll let you know all about that soon.

6 comments:

Vix said...

Never a dull moment in Barcelona!
Have a happy New Year and try not to work too hard! x

seebyzoe.com said...

We all know that wouldn't be allowed to happen in the UK! :)

seebyzoe.com said...

We all know that wouldn't be allowed to happen in the UK! :)

YvonneSedition said...

I know, I sometimes wonder if there even are health and safety laws here. Bizarrely most of the time they get away with pretty reckless behaviour, but if it's a tradition there's too much outcry when anyone mentions banning it.

bybestyle said...

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YvonneSedition said...

Gracias!