Fire-Crazed Catalunyians

One day, on the 21st of June, we were coming back home from a day out. We crossed town from the metro station and could immediately smell that something was happening. Yes, smell. And then we heard it. And then, turning the corner, we saw it.

An interesting experience for a photographer.

A nightmare for someone that is scared of fireworks.

They were celebrating the Summer Solstice.

By brandishing sticks loaded with fireworks and firecrackers, and hanging fireworks from trees like curtains for people to stand under, and pointing their fireblasting sticks towards the crowd.

As I said, a nightmare for someone that is scared of fireworks. But, also being someone who loves photography, I held onto my exploding heart and did the best I could.

A few weeks later during San Joan, after five consecutive days of fireworks, I came to the conclusion that Catalunyians are completely fire-crazed. And that I will be spending most of their festivities indoors, watching from the safety of our balcony.

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About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.

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