Photo above -In the Night of Fire the Fallas are consumed by flames.
|The air and atmosphere become more and more heated in the
progress of the night. The torching begins at eight and reaches its climax at
one in the Town Hall Square where the largest falla is set on fire.
Playing with fire in a city packed with festival crowd sounds like a hazardous
fun. Precautionary measures warding off the risk of fire actully changed the
whole design of fallas in the 1800th century.
When the mayor of Valencia prohibited the placing of fallas against the house walls, the fallas changed from simple dolls to complicated monuments with tens of figures arranged so that you can examine the piece of art from all angles. The locations of fallas are nowadays carefully planned, but just in case, the fire fighters monitor the burning fallas.
Go to page 5 of the Fallas, See the essence of Fallas
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