Among them "Moros y Christianos" commemorating the Reconquista (712-1492) and the many battles with pirates from Northern Africa who pillaged the coasts of the Southern Mediterranean for many centuries. On Saturday the Moors conquer the citadel, on Monday the Christians get it back - all with an enormous consumption of black powder.
A set of pictures from Graub�nden in south eastern Switzerland, more specifically the "Engadin". The well known town of St. Moritz e.g. is in the upper Engadin. Apart from good hiking in summer and of course skiing in winter, this region has many villages that managed to preserve their characteristic 15th to 17th century architecture.