No this was not intentional. This was during a special festival where the people of Port-Vendres walked through the streets with these lanterns and arrive at a pit of crates and wood, where they would start a large flame and they would each (usually just kids) throw the lantern into the pit. Well, they would give it to the adults that made sure it burned perfectly for safety reasons. The next few pictures will be of this festival. I personally loved this shot because of their reactions to the lantern just unintentionally burning. Their smiles and positions were perfect. The architecture in the background is also very beautiful and as a city girl, I have never seen anything like the architecture I saw at Port-Vendres.