Tomatina tomato mahem!


Is this the craziest fiesta in Spain? Anywhere in the world for that matter? This morning, between the hours of 11 a.m. and midday, 40,000 ‘guerrillas’ pelted each other with 110 tonnes of tomatoes in the Valencian town of Buñol! Full marks to Graham McLellan, author of the above photo, for risking his camera in that environment… it doesn’t seem the ideal place to be wandering around with anything electronic! Well, same time, same place next year if you’re fond of soft, red, over-ripe fruit!

Update: A messy video of the after-effects!

4 thoughts on “Tomatina tomato mahem!

  1. Nina


    This might sound a bit weird, but my name is Nina, and at Tomatina I made it to the top of the greased up pig pole. Anyways my friends lost their cameras, so I have no pictures. If you were at Tomatina 2006, and happen to have any videos/pictures of a girl at the top of the pole (wearing black shorts and a blue top) please please please send it to I would really appreciate it. Thanks!


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