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Videos from the Sardine’s Funeral, 2017

Last night the town of Los Sauces officially ended carnival with a funeral for a sardine. Most places in Spain seem to do this, but the one in Los Sauces is particularly good. As you can see, they have a huge sardine. Even better, they don’t carry her sedately on the back of a lorry. The pall bearers make her dance as though she’s in a rough sea. This year…

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Los Cancajos Carnival Parade tonight

Los Cancajos carnival parade atarts at 5:30 tonight. The kids parade along the main street from the south end of the village to the north, then down to the sea front. Then groups of children perform on the stage, and finally professional musicians play for a public dance. You can see photos of last year’s parade here.

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A Breathtaking Window on the Universe

I think this is a really good guide book to the observatory on La Palma, but you probably shouldn’t take too much notice of my opinion because I wrote it. On the other hand, the director of the biggest telescope in the world, Pedro Alvarez, likes it too. So do the directors of the William Herschel Telescope and telescopio Nazionale Galileo (the Italian). “A Breathtaking Window on the Universe: A…

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