© 2019  Carolyn Robles

FALLERAS

I was fortunate to have lived in Europe for nearly 5 years, with the majority of that time spent living in Spain. In the city of Valencia, there is a holiday called Las Fallas. It is a multi sensory celebration in honor of St. Joseph.

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The women depicted here are representatives of their particular neighborhood. The colors, ornamentation, beauty, sense of pride, and for some nervousness, were all things I couldn't pass up trying to capture.