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The Firecrackers (masclets) ready for the mascletá of my Falla.
In Valencia from the 1 to the 19 of March, the streets begin to smell of powder, occur the first celebrations, the streets are closed little by little to open the way to the Fallas and, every day exactly to the 14:00 hours, it takes place one of the spectacles more showy pyrotechnicses of this celebration: Mascletà.
Mascletà is one of the spectacles noisier pyrotechnicses of the world. The sound levels can go up to around the 100-120 decibels. In order to prevent a possible pain ears much people contemplate the spectacle with the open mouth or chewing chewing-gum. Unlike the typical fireworks, that concentrate in the aesthetic line of vision, mascletà is an auditory, rythmical and powerful spectacle that causes that it is hated by and praised by others.
In any case, it is worth the trouble to experiment, at least once, the sensation of which the sound waves are true compression waves which they hit the body yet doing to vibrate it. And if the experience does not finish you liking it will serve, you for acostumbrarte to the noise as Valencia in Faults, where they will not spend nor ten seconds without you hear a a firecracker, rocket, traca or band.

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  • Copyright: Luis Unya (luighi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 376 W: 52 N: 854] (5297)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-03-19
  • Categories: Festivals
  • Camera: Olympus FE-120
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-09-06 6:34
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