This is the fountain at Casa de l’Ardiaca, one of the places where Corpus Christi is celebrated in Barcelona with the 16th-century tradition L’ou com Balla, translated as “dancing egg”.
Emptied eggshells are perched above the water jets of the city fountains, to give the illusion of them dancing in mid-air. The fountains themselves are decorated beautifully for the occasion, with fragrant flowers and fruits.
We’ll have to wait until June 23 this year to see the dancing egg, as Corpus Christi is the following Thursday after the ninth Sunday after the first spring full moon of the Northern Hemisphere… or something like that (anyone with a calculator?)
(Seen in Barcelona)
Six months ago in this blog: Tarta de Santiago