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La Tomatina / Spain, Buñol

La Tomatina / Spain, Buñol
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La Tomatina is a food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Buñol in the Valencia region of Spain. Tens of metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets in exactly one hour.
Approximately 20,000–50,000 tourists come to find out more about the tomato fight, multiply by several times Buñol's normal population of slightly over 9,000. There is limited accommodation for people who come to La Tomatina, and thus many participants stay in Valencia and travel by bus or train to Buñol, about 38 km outside the city. In preparation for the dirty mess that will ensue, shopkeepers use huge plastic covers on their storefronts in order to protect them. They also use about 150,000 (kg) tomatoes, just about 90,000 pounds (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomatina).
La Tomatina is a food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Buñol in the Valencia region of Spain. Tens of metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets in exactly one hour.
Approximately 20,000–50,000 tourists come to find out more about the tomato fight, multiply by several times Buñol's normal population of slightly over 9,000. There is limited accommodation for people who come to La Tomatina, and thus many participants stay in Valencia and travel by bus or train to Buñol, about 38 km outside the city. In preparation for the dirty mess that will ensue, shopkeepers use huge plastic covers on their storefronts in order to protect them. They also use about 150,000 (kg) tomatoes, just about 90,000 pounds (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomatina).
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Date: 2010-08-27 21:51:43



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this is hilarious!
Vitaliy P. 2010-08-27 22:08:57
Sublime!
Flickr Dave 2010-08-27 22:11:36
White will win in about 10 moves. Unless, of course, another tomato takes out white's king.
MathTeacherGuy 2010-08-28 03:45:20
Oh...this is too funny. Good on you man!
P.J Téa Photography 2010-08-28 04:44:30
this shot is epic!!!
indian in the cupboard 2010-08-28 05:27:48
Muy buena.
© Cristina Jurado 2010-08-28 06:04:31
I think the tomato will kill em all :D
2010-08-28 06:41:24
While I know neither the photographer or the individuals in this photo, I feel obliged to provide a few links that explain what I suspect inspired this photo. A while back the webcomic XKCD posted a comic titled Chess Photo which inspired some dedicated readers to re-enact the comic in real life (as documented at xkcd.com/chesscoaster/ ). I can't actually prove this theory is correct, but my hunch is that these folks are some very devoted fans of XKCD.
RisForRob 2010-08-28 06:53:38
And all 20,000 tourists depart prior to the stench of tomatoes rotting under the hot sun. Sure they do a good job cleaning up, but certainly, tucked in some alley is a 100kg pile of fermenting horror.
ion_nine 2010-08-28 10:22:20
Great set! How much did the trip cost you?
SpaceKace 2010-08-28 13:12:40
Jajajajja! Muy buena!
atravesdemisojos.es 2010-08-28 13:55:38
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/spacekace]

4.70 euro
flydime 2010-08-28 14:21:43
jdklajldk

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hanjingjing888 2010-08-28 14:25:18
Cool shot
This amazing shot is awarded as Outstanding!

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Dr. Ilia 2010-08-28 17:02:20
This is great!
Thanks for sharing... :)
V - UK (Thanks for 2.8 Million+ views) 2010-08-28 17:20:58
lol :D brilliant!!
ziwc 2010-08-28 18:28:29
Molto bella!
Antonio Da Re 2010-08-28 19:17:49
I hope the 5D mark 2 is still functioning ,,, HHHHH

Bueno photo !
Hadi Al-Sinan Photography 2010-08-28 19:25:01
~cOngrats~Seen in XplOr..#..~
rabidash* 2010-08-28 19:28:12
I hope you enjoyed here in Valencia, I've never been on the tomatina, maybe I should try.... ;)

Great shot!
juanmi87 2010-08-28 19:35:44
What a mess! It must take them some time to clean those streets. Fun day anyway.
Evangelina M 2010-08-28 19:37:01
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Michele Vittori 2010-08-28 19:53:16
Splendid shot!
I really love it

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Seen on the explore page. (?)
Gildas Paraiso 2010-08-28 20:15:05
all of these are excellent but this one is especially my favorite. i really want to go now :)
Koinos Zoi Photography 2010-08-28 20:29:21
Great!
lungstruck 2010-08-28 20:53:37
I meant like, the flight and everything. :)
SpaceKace 2010-08-28 22:20:50
ahahah i love this!
AuroraSogna_ 2010-08-28 22:25:50
a friend of mine was there! great image.

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kjirsten :) 2010-08-28 22:29:05
Superb photo, I was just browsing and found this which caught my interest and was well worth a closer look. Really Great shot!

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Tom Harper 2010-08-28 23:45:48
Enhorabuena la foto es genial
xennia 2010-08-29 00:31:06
Great shot, congratulations on explore.







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Sam White Photography 2010-08-29 00:39:39
wonderful capture. the real festivity
sakeeb 2010-08-29 00:47:43
Una foto chula, bueno el apunte de xkcd. ¿Usaste una funda para la cámara o la tiraste directamente?
Carlos AH 2010-08-29 01:04:23
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/26641018@N02]

Sí, utilice una funda para la cámara.
flydime 2010-08-29 01:14:17
Great composition.
wade in da water 2010-08-29 01:51:56
que mejor lugar para un jaque mate!
i'm not living, i'm just killing time 2010-08-29 02:23:53
Wow very messy
David'sLil'Jadey♥ (New Account) 2010-08-29 03:02:11
That sounds like so much fun!
Natalie Bootlah 2010-08-29 03:36:20
YES, JUST SPECIAL PHOTOS

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JCGomes 2010-08-29 05:25:09
Heard about annual event in new report, La Tomatina festival. Splendid shot. Congratulation!
Jlimhb38 2010-08-29 08:35:48
now i´m getting more curious on that tomato festival....
Especially if it will flood the city.. very intriguing! LOL
chikongkong 2010-08-29 08:38:27
this is awesome. i must go to this.
Sam Ann 2010-08-29 09:16:42
Fabulous picture!

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Chad McDonald 2010-08-29 09:28:29
oh my, this is a super fantastic shot, so nice.
Anthony Cain © 2010-08-29 11:35:50
I have seen this interesting image in
REPORTAGE SOCIALE E DI VIAGGIO
pushkar/
Nino di Bari (ndb1958) 2010-08-29 16:44:30
Jajaja, esta es la que más me ha gustado de toda la serie xDDD
* AnitarrR * 2010-08-29 17:30:14
HAHA Hilarious photo
redsun81 2010-08-29 18:15:49
Que buena serie sobre la Tomatina!
EAFOTOGRAFIA 2010-08-29 22:57:20
jajaja, aplaudible!
birdhouse ® 2010-08-30 00:02:14
Nice picture!!! Yo tambien quiero jugar.
galizport 2010-08-30 03:23:08
I have seen this interesting image in
REPORTAGE SOCIALE E DI VIAGGIO
pushkar/
Guillermo Campos Romero 2010-08-30 03:31:18
jajajaja Qué gracia! La verdad es que habia mucho personaje suelto,la fauna era muy diversa! xD
viento de poniente! 2010-08-30 07:34:16
GENIAL!!

This photo is invited to / Esta foto está invitada a:

"Tomatina de Buñol "
joseantonioR 2010-08-30 07:48:45
Absolutly fantastic and beautiful!
(-:

I love the LA TOMATINA too!
pinguin1961 2010-08-30 17:52:44
¡qué situación extraña!, buenísima
Colibrí de garganta rubí 2010-08-31 10:12:42
Wonderful composition
Rk Rao 2010-09-01 22:16:43
buenisimas tus fotos de la tomatina, enhorabuena, buñol esta muy cerca de donde vivo, besitos :*
espe casanoves 2010-09-03 21:25:20
jajajajjajaa! Genial!
Marc Carrera 2010-09-04 13:15:55
Ja, ja, ja,... funny shot!!!
perfectdayjosep 2010-09-05 15:23:44
Que locura,,,
palma de koko 2010-09-06 22:29:26
katecphtank 2010-09-08 03:56:39
great shot .. decisive moment !
clairemacnamara.com 2010-09-26 17:49:24
Muy buena!!
54StorminWillyGJ54 2011-09-01 08:19:03
the light is beautiful and the scene surreal!
Ambra Vernuccio 2011-09-03 07:09:03
haha:) Funny:)
Mami.A 2011-09-18 20:39:49
Hi there! I am a photo editor of the Russian travel-website
moya-planeta.ru. We have a heading 'Photo of the day' www.moya-planeta.ru/photooftheday and we would like to publish this picture. We will credit it and give a link to your website. Please let me know if you don't mind sharing your photo with us. Thank you!
masha.kushnir 2014-08-22 19:09:37
What!?!
Playing a game of Checkers or Chess during La Tomatina?
LOL!
Wonderful shot.
Canadian Son 2015-08-27 05:41:42

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