And so the countdown continues. Just a week away from the fires of San Juan, here are the candidate ninots from the 2nd Category Hogueras!
This first one is dedicated to a people's historical memory. The card says a "A People without memory is a source of conflict. Let us fight to preserve our history by becoming "Living Alicante"" (it's hard to translate!)
|Ninot Hoguera Gran Via-Garbinet. Artista Latorre y Sanz|
This drummer looks a lot happier than his companion dolçainer... I wonder if he has some secret he's not sharing with him?
|Ninot Hoguera Tómbola. Artista: Francisco Roca Chorques|
They've even got their own tweety birds joining in! ;o)
Four seasons in one ninot:
|Ninot Hoguera Parque de las Avenidas. Artista Francisco López Albert|
Spring to Summer...
... to Autumn to Winter.
This one's an actual fountain! (I wonder how well that will burn, lol!):
|Ninot Hoguera Plaza de Gabriel Miró. Artista: Manuel García Ramirez|
It's a maquette of a fountain dedicated to the local writer Gabriel Miro whose 80th anniversary (death) is this year and with this ninot they wanted to bring the past into the present.
For the kiddies I've chosen two that speak to the scientist in me!
|Ninot H.Infantil Mercado Central. Artista: Roberto Chorro Torregrosa|
and a young entomologist!
|Ninot H.Infantil Florida Sur. Artista Vicent Tornador Navarro|
He looks like he's having more fun with his bugs than I did when I had to collect mine in Uni... :p
Only 2 more categories to go! First and "Special". And then you'll learn who gets saved from the flames this year! ;o)