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... to stock up on food and drink for the night because we sort of thought that we might not get much chance to eat later on - indeed there was so much that we wanted to do that we doubted we could fit it all in - and before very long it was time for the Corretoc Infantil.
I've covered the children's correfoc in Tarragona a couple of times previously in earlier blogs so I won't go into detail this time but yet again the opportunity to parade through the ...
... Cemetery, which is a little way removed from most of the central attractions is one that we had not seen. We were fancying a late lunch in Serrallo and worked out a walking route to get there via the cemetery. On the way we found a shop selling cheap ... well everything, really, and for a few euros we bought ourselves some knives, forks and plastic tubs for the evening's provisions.
By the time we reached the cemetery we realised that it ...
... del passeig Torroja, la
geganta Cristineta i el nano escolÓ
MagÝ de l’Associaciˇ de Ve´ns
Maria Cristina i voltants, Gegants
Espineta i CargolÝ i els capgrossos
la Nineta i l’Ivori del Club dels
grallers, timbalers, i
les bandes de m˙sica.
The square gets busier and noisier as more and more giants and bands arrive and the giants form up into two rows, either side of the Ayuntament doors, ...
... Petit. We reckoned we'd walked far enough, so standing in a queue didn't have much appeal but with and hour to go before the performance the idea of sitting outside a cafe drinking Vichy Catalan (other drinks are available) did.
Serrallonga, real name Joan Sala i Ferrer, was a seventeenth century Catalan bandit who has become almost legendary as the centuries have progressed and we watched groups of youngters in costume re-enact episodes from his life.
... and spent the ride with me, lucky for her i found an extra ticket...i gave it to her just to pay it forward from my previous freebee day! On La Ramblas is an open-air market where i crammed in for a seat at lunch and ate a plate of salmon and clams as well as ordered food for the french people around me who were trying to get mixed fish but kept getting veggies :) And as the finale, last night on La Ramblas around midnight i hooked ...