Really, nothing says love like a tomato fight.
La Tomatina, the annual festival in Bunol, Spain, is a photographer’s dream, and apparently a place for lovers, too.
The rules of the big tomato fight, held the last Wednesday in August, are pretty simple:
1. Do not rip other people’s T-shirts
2. You must squash the tomatoes before throwing them.
3. Ensure you keep a safe distance from the lorries
4. As soon as you hear the second shot, you must stop throwing tomatoes
The Boston Globe’s The Big Picture today features the photographic highlights of the event.
Tomatina 2012 from Gustavo Tella on Vimeo.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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