Barcelona Photoblog: Sant Joan Firecrackers: Launching Gadget Closeup

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Sant Joan Firecrackers: Launching Gadget Closeup

Sant Joan Firecrackers: Launching Gadget Closeup [enlarge]

The word petardo in Spanish or petard in Catalan has different meanings: banger, firecracker, that is, a small explosive device. Not only that, it can be someone or something that's boring. Sometimes it can be a fraud but the most curious entries are "a hag, an old hag" what we know as a petarda and a joint, you know, the smoking kind. My intention today was to show not only firecrackers but the gadgets some people use to launch the artifacts. Many are completely handmade and others can be bought in stores. By the way, firecrackers are sold at special stalls which are regulated by city authorities. Normally they are located in the middle of a square with some fences all around and only two clients can be in front of the counter at the same time. Apart from that, you can also find specialized shops and major dealers for professional purposes.


  1. Anonymous12:37 PM

    Fantástico; não sabia que também celebravam o S. João ... já vieste ao do Porto?

  2. excelente, muito bem apanhado.

  3. ¡Bum! :- D

    Preciosa foto.


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