Pichi And Avo New Street Piece, Valencia, Spain

Pichi & Avo just sent us a series of pictures from their newest street piece for Mislatas representan 2014 in Valencia, Spain. The Spanish duo quickly painted this amazing street piece which is showing an hyper-realistic greek statue against a graffiti background that really pops. Pichi & Avo are now off to Lisbon, Portugal to work their magic on another mural. Hit the jump for more images on this artwork and then check back with us soon for more updates from Spain.
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The Plastic Mosaic You Can See From Space: Spain’s Greenhouse Complex

The world’s largest plastic greenhouse complex–known as Mar de Plástico–covers more than 185 square miles near Almeria in Spain’s southeast. Photographer Bernhard Lang shot these sprawling scenes as part of his “Aerial Views” project.


Mar de Plástico has been an area of intensive crop production since the 1960s. Exports of fruits and vegetables in 2012 amounted to 1.9 billion euros with 359 companies exporting from the complex. Almost 30 percent of Mar de Plastico’s production is exported to Germany, followed by France; the rest is sold in Spain itself.
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Tattoo Convention in Spain

Lucia Moreno, 28, participates in a Miss Tattoo contest during a tattoo convention in the Andalusian capital of Seville February 14, 2015. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)
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The Jarramplas Traditional Festival in Spain

People throw turnips at the Jarramplas as he makes his way through the streets beating his drum during the Jarramplas Festival in Piornal, Spain, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Jarramplas is a character that wears a costume made from colorful strips of fabric, and a devil-like mask and beats a drum through the streets of Piornal while residents throw turnips as a punishment for stealing cattle. The exact origin of the festival are not known, various theories exist from the mythological punishment of Caco by Hercules, to a cattle thief ridiculed and expelled by his neighbors. The Jarramplas Festival takes place every year from the 19th till the 20th of January on Saint Sebastian Day. (Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP Photo)
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The “Luminarias” – the Annual Religious Celebration in Spain

A man rides through the flames on a horse during the “Luminarias” annual religious celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony’s Day in the village of Alosno, southwest Spain, January 16, 2015. According to a tradition that dates back 500 years, people ride their horses through the narrow cobblestone streets of this small village to purify the animals with the smoke of the bonfires. Saint Anthony is the patron of animals. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)
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“We Love Flamenco” Fashion Show in Spain

A model applies lipstick backstage during the “We Love Flamenco” fashion show in the Andalusian capital of Seville January 14, 2015. The show will run until January 18. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)
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The Traditional Epiphany Parade in Spain

A rider rears up on his horse during the traditional Epiphany parade in Malaga, southern Spain January 5, 2015. Traditionally, children in Spain receive their presents delivered by the Three Wise Men on the morning of January 6 during the Christian holiday of the Epiphany. (Photo by Jon Nazca/Reuters)
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New Year Celebrations Around the World: Spain

A reveller dressed up as Austrian drag queen and 2014 Eurovision song contest winner Conchita Wurst takes part in New Year’s celebrations in Coin, near Malaga, southern Spain, early January 1, 2015. Villagers and revellers dressed up in funny costumes to take part in the New Year’s celebration. (Photo by Jon Nazca/Reuters)
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“Toro de Jubilo” – Fire Bull Festival in Medinaceli, Spain

Revelers set a bull’s horns on fire during the “Toro de Jubilo” Fire Bull Festival in Medinaceli, Spain, Sunday, November 16, 2014. The Fire bull Festival “Toro de Jubilo” that takes place in the main square of Medinaceli is an ancient tradition from the bronze age. During the event a bull is tied to a pylon and flammable balls attached to the bull’s horns are set on fire before the animal released. Revelers dodge the bull when it comes close until the flammable material is consumed. The bull is covered with a thick layer of mud on the back and face to protect it from burns. (Photo by Andres Kudacki/AP Photo)
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Annual Flamingo Count in Spain

Flamingo chicks walk in an enclosure before they are tagged in Fuente de Piedra, Spain, on Jule 19, 2014. Fuente de Piedra lagoon is a natural reserve with more than 170 different species recorded and one of the main breeding grounds for flamingos in the Iberian Peninsule. Hundreds of flamingo chicks are tagged and checked annually to record the evolution of the species. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
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“Las Mayas” Celebrations In Spain

In this photo taken on Sunday, May 11, 2014, a “Maya” girl sits on an altar during the traditional celebration of “Las Mayas” on a street, in central Madrid, Spain. The festivity of the Maya comes from pagan rites and dates from the medieval age, appearing in ancient documents, it takes place every year in the beginning of May and celebrates the beginning off the spring. A girl between 7 and 11years is chosen as “Maya” and should sit still, serious, and quiet for a couple of hours in an altar on the street decorated with flowers and plants, afterwards they walk to the church with their family where they attend a ceremony. (Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP Photo)
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Vertical Garden By Patrick Blanc in Madrid, Spain

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Fallas Festival in Spain

Satirical sculptures burn during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain, on March 19, 2014. Every year the city celebrates the ancient “Las Fallas” fiesta, a noisy week that is full of fireworks and processions in honor of Saint Joseph that ends on midnight of March 19, burning large satiric figures displayed around the streets of the city. (Photo by Alberto Saiz/Associated Press) Continue reading »

Zombie Survival Сontest in Spain

Zombies walk the streets during Zombie Survival contest on December 1, 2013 in Alameda de la Sagra, near Toledo, Spain.

‘Zombie Survival’ is a contest taking place all around Alameda de la Sagra where participants have to avoid getting touched by Zombies and find all clues to survive. The winners will leave the village by helicopter. Photos by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images. Continue reading »

Crystal Renn by Nico for Harper’s Bazaar Spain July/August 2013

Crystal Renn shows off slim body in sexy cover story by Nico for the July/August issue of Spanish Harper’s Bazaar magazine, styled by Juan Cebrian. Continue reading »

Kate Moss for Vogue Spain, December 2012

Kate Moss posed for Vogue Spain on December 2012, representing Christian Dior, Alexis Mabille, Dolce & Gabbana and Lanvin. In photographs by Mario Testino. Continue reading »

Pulling Faces at Spain’s ‘Ugly Competition’

August, 23, Bilbao, Spain. Things tend to get ugly at the “Concurso de Feos” (Ugly Competition) which is part of a nine-day Spanish festival, first celebrated in 1978. It features live music, bullfights and fireworks. Nevermind manners, here’s the ugly competition. And hey, please do give us your suggested funny photo captions below while you’re viewing the ‘ugly’ gallery, won’t you? (REUTERS/Vincent West) Continue reading »

La Candelaria in Spain: Penitents Dress like Members of Ku Klux Klan… for the Past 500 Years

The Spanish celebration of La Candelaria kicks off as penitents remember the anniversary of the day when Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem forty days after his birth. The feast kicks off every year during holy week and is part of the East tradition in Spain. Towns and cities across host large processions as penitents are seen in their hooded clothes. Religious statutes are carried through the streets on the shoulders of participates as people make their way, celebrating Easter.

Many in the United States might be concerned that hooded attire represents the sinister group known as the Ku Klux Klan. However, this tradition has taken place in Spain for approximately 500 years.

Penitents of “La Candelaria” brotherhood walk to their church during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain, April 3, 2012. Hundreds of Easter processions take place around the clock in Spain during Holy Week, drawing thousands of visitors. (Reuters / Marcelo del Pozo) Continue reading »

Travel to Esco, An Abandoned Village In Spain

Located many miles away from famous Spanish destinations, an abandoned village in the country may not be a tourist hotspot. But Esco could be an exception. Esco was once a thriving village in Aragon in northeastern Spain until the construction of Yesa dam across the nearby Aragon river in 1959. The Aragonese community, dating back over 700 years, was forced to abandon the village after their agricultural lands were submerged in water following the construction of the dam, reports Reuters.

Higher demands for irrigation and drinking water have led to discussions over heightening the dam since the 1970s. However, locals in the nearby areas are protesting a proposed enlargement of the barrier, which was inaugurated in 1960 by General Francisco Franco, fearing that what happened to Esco will happen to their villages too.

A sheepdog sits among the ruins of the village of Esco near the Yesa reservoir in Aragon region March 22, 2012. (REUTERS/Vincent West) Continue reading »

Remembering the Viking invasions of Spain

Men dressed up as Vikings take part in the annual Viking festival of Catoira in north-western Spain August 7, 2011. The festival re-enacts past Viking raids in the area and is celebrated annually on the first Sunday of August. (Reuters) Continue reading »

Packing the Beach Like Sardines in Spain

People sunbathe on the packed Gandia Beach in Valencia, Spain, on Monday, Aug. 1. August is the main holiday month in Spain, with thousands of people expected to visit the Mediterranean coastline over the course of the month. (Ruben Frances / EPA)

‘Bulls to the Sea’ Festival in Eastern Spain

Revelers jump into the sea followed by a bull, during the ‘Bous a la Mar’ or “Bulls to the Sea” festival in the eastern town of Denia, Spain, Wednesday, July 13. (Fernando Bustamante / AP)

The ‘Bulls to the Sea’ festival is a local variant of Pamplona’s annual running of the bulls (see photos). According to the AP, the bulls are later brought back to land by small boats. Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: And they’re off! Running of the Bulls Begins in Pamplona, Spain

A ‘mozo’ or runner is turned round by a young bull at Pamplona’s bullring after finishing the first run of the 2011 San Fermines festival on July 7. (Jesus Caso / EPA). Zoom.