Under the Sea at the Festes de Gràcia August 21 2013, 0 Comments
Recently on my trip to Barcelona I had the chance to attend the Gràcia Festival. Gràcia is a district in the city that celebrates the eight day “Festa major”, or more popularly known “Festes de Gràcia”, every August. The neighborhood over goes a magical transformation during these eight days. Residents of each street decorate their area in a particular theme to compete for the best decorated street prize.
While visiting Gràcia, I was pleasantly overwhelmed by the Verdi Street decorations. It was an under the sea theme decorated by beautiful paper-mache sculptures, luminescent fish, and paper garlands. Here are some images of the amazing transformation Verdi went through for this year’s festival.
(Images courtesy of Hussah Al Tamimi)