Yesterday, the laid-back beach town of Torrevieja on Costa Blanca in Spain got a vital summer carnival boost. Spaniards love to celebrate and if there is no occasion they will easily invent one.
After more than three years in Spain in four different locations, we are now waiting to move into a new flat in a lovely Costa Blanca village first of September. We left Tenerife two weeks ago and are borrowing a flat in Torrevieja from some friends while waiting for our new home. And Torrevieja is a good place to wait with a lot of things to do. There are several beaches just a five-minute walk from the town hall and the beach promenade is bustling with life from early morning to late night. But the reason for this little report is a tradition that originated in the Latin culture, the Carnivals.
Normally, they are winter events welcoming the summer but here they also make one in the heat of August to warm up for the larger winter fiesta. I believe that people here can never get enough of colorful actions and throbbing rhythms. Here is a photo series made by my husband to give you a glimpse into the heart of the Spanish summer.
© Photos and captions by Eldar Einarson