What shines from the distance

As I visit my homeland every year, I realize how much I see things with a different eye now that I no longer live there. Things  that felt conventional  before become exceptional as I revisit them through the years. I am talking about towns, streets, stores,  meals, clothing styles, traditions...  This time I experienced again the "Nit de Sant Joan": a celebration of the summer, the shortest night of the year, with campfires in the beach, fireworks, and the legendary dance of the demons. These, who are called "Els Diables" in Catalan language, parade the streets of towns and cities across Catalunya, Galicia and other parts of Spain carrying firecrackers and transporting eagles, dragons and other creatures who are also lighting fire. People with thick wet clothes  join the parade to dance under the sparkles. 

Here are some photos of this great experience!