Sunday, January 28, 2007

Fiestas aren't just for summer

We were walking last night through Gracia (one of Barcelona's more Bohemian neigbourhoods) after watching Flags of Our Fathers (v recommended if a little bloody in parts) when we came across one of the district's largest squares packed with people, a huge bonfire in the middle and knots of people barbecuing sausages and steaks all around.

It was, we found out today, la Fiesta Sa Pobla, which apparently began some years back as a cultural interchange with Majorca. Why they fixed it for late January who knows. But it did get everyone out on the streets on a cold saturday night ...

1 comment:

Nick said...

Thanks for explaining that! I was walking round Gracia on Saturday and I could smell it everywhere but didn't have a clue where it was coming from.