Posts Tagged ‘La Carnaval’

el Carnaval del Puerto del a Cruz

February 14, 2016
Plaza Chraco en la noche

Plaza Charco en la noche

Plaza Chraco en la noche

Plaza Charco en la noche

Música en Plaza Charco.

Heading to Plaza Charco around midnight, I was surprised people were heading in the opposite direction.

Not very busy, very few stalls.

No food stalls around the harbour, the big one in Plaza Charco not there.

antiguas bicicletas

February 14, 2016
antiguas bicicletas

antiguas bicicletas

Amazing vintage bicycles, only they were not, they were modern reproductions.

Talking to the guys, they said they obtained the designs out of books showing old bikes.

The gleaming mudguards, made of bronze.

Meson California

February 22, 2015
Meson California

Meson California

comida

comida

There used to be several food stalls during La Carnaval, now only Meson California in Plaza Charco.

La Carnaval 2015

February 22, 2015
La Carnaval

La Carnaval

Last year was a shadow of former carnivals, this year a shadow of last year.

Few stalls, the only food stall Meson California in Plaza Charco. In the past, food cooked by the harbour. Disgusting junk food vans not food.

Raining.

Gran Coso

February 21, 2015
Gran Coso

Gran Coso

Gran Coso

Gran Coso

Gran Coso

Gran Coso

Gran Coso

Gran Coso

Gran Coso

Gran Coso

Carnival parade.

La Carnaval 2014

March 2, 2014
La Carnaval en Puerto de la Cruz: main stage

La Carnaval en Puerto de la Cruz: main stage

sábado

After an excellent concert of Café Negro Jazz, a drink at El Limon, a couple more at Advans panadería, I walked through Plaza de Iglesia to Plaza Charco for La Carnaval.

La Carnaval started a week and a half ago, but thaty was preliminaries, the firts real night was last night.

Plaza de Iglesia was suprisingly busy, not so Plaza Charco.

1-30 in the morning, and yet Plaza Charco all but deserted. Lots of people in front of the main stage, but not the rest of the square.

The carnival a shadow of its former self.

Usually lots of stalls in the main square, but not many. The side street would usually be jam packed with kiosks amd people, but not.

A cold night? Austerity?

domingo

Talking with locals, La Carnaval very poor compared with previous years. They say austerity, no money for carnival, and no one has money to spend.

Last year, I expected situation at bars and restaurants to be bad compared with previous year which itself was bad, but no, busy. But it was carnival, it was as though people were having one last splash, before belt tightning. After carnival, dead.

This year, no money.

Afternoon, usually local people playing music, singing. Not today, an awful disco.

Night, deserted, no one about.

lunes

Very few people in main square, in side street with kiosks even fewer.

It was only 11-30 at night, maybe more after midnight, but I doubt it.

Bus for Santa Cruz packed, standing room only, with as many in the street trying to get on.

martes

Afternoon, a rally of vintage cars.

viernes

A lot more people in the square late night, but still not the numbers of previous years.

La Carnaval

February 26, 2012
La Carnaval - Cabalgata - Puerto de la Cruz

La Carnaval - Cabalgata - Puerto de la Cruz

Ahora La Carnaval en Puerto de la Cruz en Tenerife.

The carnival coincides with Shrove Tuesday, Pancakes Day.

On Wednesday, Miércoles, Funeral of the Sardine, Entierra de Sardina, when an effigy of a sardine is carried through the town then burnt in the harbour. The women all dress in black, faces white, carrying a pose of white flowers.

On the same day, at mass at the Catholic Church, foreheads are daubed in the shape of a cross with ash from burnt palm leaves.

Ash Wednesday

Saturday, Sabado, the grand carnival parade, Cabalgata.

The parade lasts for hours, dancing, floats, the theme this year, if there was a theme, hippies in the 1960s.

At night live music until 4am.

Amazing Saturay night, gone midnight, a girl, maybe five years old, had climbed up onto the main stage and was dancing. She was a very good dancer.

En Tenerife Listo! (Noticias de redes) (El Domingo 26 de Febrero de 2012).

Ash Wednesday

February 23, 2012
burning of palm leaves outside main church in Puerto de la Cruz

burning of palm leaves outside main church in Puerto de la Cruz

Shrove Tuesday palm leaves burnt outside the church for the ash.

Wednesday mass, people daubed with ash on their foreheads in the shape of a cross.

I have though to admit being slighly baffled.

I am the last one to know the church timetable, but …

Last year palm leaves burnt on what I thought was Palm Sunday.

Quema de Palmitos

What I thought was Ash Wednesday was not, or at least a different day to what people told me was Ash Wednesday.

Ash Wednesday

Does this mean it is different in Puerto de la Cruz? Does this mean was not Ash Wednesday, is celebrated twice, or is not Ash Wednesday?

It takes place during La Carnaval. On this day, funeral of the sardine. An effigy of a sardine is carried through the town to be burnt on a funeral pyre in the harbour. The girls are dressed in black, white faces, pose of white flowers and wail.

Vintage car rally

February 22, 2012
vintage car rally La Carnaval Puerto de la Cruz

vintage car rally La Carnaval Puerto de la Cruz

vintage car rally La Carnaval Puerto de la Cruz

vintage car rally La Carnaval Puerto de la Cruz

Ahora La Carnaval en Puerto de la Cruz en Tenerife.

Yesterday, Shrove Tuesday, a vintage car rally.

The cars in showroom condition, their owners in the dress of the period.

I though only caught the tail end of the rally. They passed through Plaza Charco and it was a pity they did not stop.

Synchronicity: Reading The Death Instinct with cars of this period.

Meson California

May 3, 2011
meson California

meson California

paella

paella

jamon

jamon

Meson California have a stall in Plaza Charco serving delicious, mouth-watering food during La Carnaval en Puerto de la Cruz en Tenerife.