This past weekend was carnaval in Barcelona, a time for eating sausages, eggs, and fried dough balls but also a time for dressing up in a crazy costume with crazy hair and makeup to match (think Lady Gaga-esque) and heading out to catch the street parades. Although there are carnaval celebrations all throughout the city (every neighborhood has their own), we went to the old city yesterday to catch the biggest, most showiest parade. My favorite bit was La Taronjada, a traditional part of carnaval which in olden times involved an orange-throwing food fight. Now they just throw orange confetti and orange balloons everywhere which is a lot less sticky albeit a bit less fun.
We took tons of pictures but they all came out rather horrible. Much too horrible to post on a blog at any rate. So I found some pictures that were taken of last year's Taronjada from someone with a decent camera and an ability to frame a shot in such a way that people can actually tell what the photo is of. Resolution for 2013 (it's never too late!): buy snazzy camera. And learn how to use it.
Happy Carnaval to all!
(Photos: Carnaval de Barcelona 2012's Photostream on Flickr)