Sant Magi Heads
AlteCocker stumbled upon this festival in Tarragona. Some of the heads may be offensive to some viewers and there has been some discussion about doing away with those as, well, politically incorrect. Why the heads are what they are no one AlteCocker spoke to really knew. Obviously some are more modern than others. AlteCocker did wonder if Disney knew about the tradition of these heads when it created heads for its cartoon characters at the parks as the construction seems similar. All of these photos were taken as the parade assembled. The influence of the wars against the "Moors" is obvious in the heads, but there are also references to Spanish colonies in the Caribbean, slavery and even the more modern castels. Since AlteCocker has no knowledge of the specific origin of each head, there are no specific labels.