January 15

Belén de Botelles


mentioned before that the nativity scene is important here, and many neighborhoods have some local representation of the

scene available for viewinguntil Three Kings Day. There are several that stand out, and the Belén de Botelles is definitely the most… ummmm… unique.

One of the Fallas guilds (more on THAT later!) puts together an amazing room of bottles, mostly from alcoholic beverages (it IS Spain, remember?) that are decorated in the country of origin of the bottles. I have never seen anything like it. The sheer human work-hours of put into drinking all of these liquors, beers, and aperitifs is a staggering thought.

Clearly, somebody was drinking, well, religiously. Heh.

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Belén, Fallas, Na Jordana

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  1. Isn’t there some saying like “Wherever there are 4 catholics there is a fifth?” Of course I guess that is pretty Americanized. Hmmm I wonder what the saying would be for 750 mL? “Wherever there are 749 Catholics there is a 750?” Loses something in the translation, eh?

  2. I love the taj mahal – how creative! well, I can see myself finding other uses for all the booze bottles besides the recycle bin! Recycling might be overated anyway!

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