And The Beat Goes On!

Monday, March 11, 2013

It’s another lovely day here in Valencia.  Temperatures will rise to the mid-70’s and that will make it easy to do a number of errands that are on the agenda for this afternoon.  Tonight, at the meeting of the CIVAC, I will be setting up a Flea Market with the hopes of selling a number of magic effects and card decks that I brought with me from LA.  With a few exceptions, everything is in mint condition.  They represent wither duplicates of effects that I already own or, in the case of the decks, excess stock that I will most probably never get to use.

Yesterday, we slept in and had a late breakfast.  We left the house a little after 2:30 to take in an exhibition of paintings and clothing that are typical of Fallas.  Susan chatted with a gentleman who designs the dresses for the falleras and discovered that some of them sell for as high as $6,000, depending on the quality of the fabric and where the garment is assembled.  Afterwards we ended up at The Ginger Loft and although it was close to 4:00 when we walked through the door, things were hopping.

We enjoyed a little bit of this and that.  We sampled the won tons, the ceviche, lamb tacos, some guacamole and a salad.  Everything just hit the spot.  While we were eating, a friend of Pepe and Sara, Mari Mar stopped by our table to say hello.  It turned out that she was having lunch upstairs with Sara and Sara’s sister, Yolanda.  When they finished their meal they came downstairs and joined us over a gimlet.  By the time we got up to leave, it was already 5:00.  As we made our way home we discovered that the elements that will become the falla just outside our building had been moved into place and were covered with clear plastic tarps to protect them from the rain, if it should happen to rain in the next few days.

We took life easy for the rest of the day.  I did some prep work for tonight’s flea market and Susan did some reading.  We were so full from our lunch that supper turned out to be a cup of coffee and two cookies.  We were in bed before midnight.  Just below you will see some pictures of the exhibition as well as some shots of the falla that is going up at Na Jordana.   It is a replica of The Trojan Horse and its cost is in the thousands and thousands of Euros.

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