|Fiesta stalls near to Town Hall|
The traditional "humor parade" had to be changed... rather than floats parading down the streets it was relocated to the giant tent on the Town Hall Square, which unfortunately meant that some of the penyas could not take part as they were too big. This is such a shame as they spend the entire year fundraising and rehearsing for this one day. The parade is a dig at local and national politicians - a bit like the old satirical puppet show on ITV, "Spitting Image" where they used charicatures of major public figures.
|Town Hall Sq at 12.30 today with mascletas at the ready|
Green plastic chairs are being put out and lining the main streets such as Calle Ruzafa where the parade will go down this afternoon. So it looks like the last day of the fiesta will at least go ahead as planned.
|Fireworks going out on Poniente|
An army of technicians are digging in the sand and placing them in position, ready for the planned 9pm light up.
|Close up of one of tonights babies!|
Today was a European Day of Action against austerity and strikes have been evident across most of Spain and Portugal. I passed a group of stikers on a protest march going down the Avd Europa and then parading along the Levante sea front.... Im sure that later they will enjoy the fireworks though!