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)