April 05, 2004

Fete des Fallas...
On Saturday night, they had a big "Fete des Fallas" in Lille, as part of the Lille 2004 project. As I understand it, the Fallas part comes from a tradition in some part of Spain where they burn big bonfires, etc. So, each quartier of Lille had a big structure made of paper mache and wood, which was lit on fire at some point in the evening. The bonfires weren't as big as I had expected, but I guess it was something. They also had a few fireworks that they lit off, but as usual, the fireworks were lit behind a building, so that no one in the crowd was actually able to see them (except for the reflection in the windows).

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