Photo copyright Gazelle 2001
Picture this: you live in the big city 6 hours drive from the tiny village where you grew up. Almost everyone your age and younger lives elsewhere now, but most are home celebrating this week. This is your chance to return temporarily to the way of life you wish wasn't fading, as the village shrivels into a quiet spot where the old folks pass away, one by one. You're probably an alcoholic, especially this week. Next week you'll be back at work in the big city, surrounded by millions of strangers.
Carnival 2001, Laza, Galicia, Spain.