The Shapes of Emotions…

Everyone needs to analyse and understand what makes them tick, like taking a clock apart to discover how it works. Self-knowledge will help you to understand what you have to offer that’s special.~ Rod Judkins (The Art of Creative Thinking)

Thses images were taken during a visit to “The Fallero Museum – or Museo Faller de Valencia“.

In March every year the city of Valencia, Spain is taken over with Las Fallas. Parties begin and massive colourful “monuments” appear in the streets, only to be burnt to the ground a few days later in an emotional night of fireworks and flames.

Falles is a popular festivity that has been celebrating the feast of Saint Joseph in València since the mid-18th century. Thanks to citizens and falles artists, ephemeral monuments depicting satirical images are erected on the streets of València. These monuments are made of ninots, figures that are set alight to welcome the spring on 19th March, feast of Saint Joseph. On 30th November 2016, Falles was inscribed on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

If you can’t visit Valencia for Las Fallas, then this museum full of the festival’s ninots (sculpture caricatures) is a must. Each year, hundreds of ninots are put on display at a special exhibition and visitors vote for their favourites, which then escape from the traditional burning on 19th March and are added to the museum’s collection.

This fascinating collection exhibits ninots from 1934 onward. The collection is a wonderful demonstration of aesthetic and artistic evolution over time. The museum also features posters and photography and informative videos, which tell the story of the Fallas Festival.

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Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life ~ Confucius

I love my job and my hobby but they are not the same and  when time constraints hobby has to wait. I hope you don’t mind a late post.

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Weekend Tour: Ole Bull Museum Lysøen

Today visitedOle Bull Museum Lysøen” with a friend of mine. Ole Bornemann Bull was a weekend_29may16_7world-renowned virtuoso violinist and composer. The Lysøen museum consists of the        Ole Bull’s villa, a 17th century farm settlement.

Ole Bull’s summerhouse on Lysøen was constructed in the years 1872-73, and is quite unique in Norwegian architectural history. His “little Alhambra,” as he called it, is considered a high point of Norwegian historicism. With its onion domes and exotic ornamentals both exteriorly and inside the high ceiling of the music hall – all assiduously carved out of Norwegian pine – the villa emerges like a dream of a blue fairytale castle. The villa is open for guided tours. The tour takes you through the music hall, Ole Bull’s bedroom, the ancestors’ gallery, and the sitting rooms below ground.

For my Indian friends: Shri Sarada Math, Calcutta has published a book on the second wife of Ole Bull, “Saint Sara (The Life of Sara Chapman Bull The American Mother of Swami Vivekananda)”.

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