Sunday, 20 September 2009

More Carnival

Well we did end up hitting the street parade yesterday. It was pretty good (apart from the annoying people that think it’s okay to light up their cigarettes in crowds of thousands.. but that’s a rant for another post). It was loooong! And hot. There were some really good floats, and there’s just a certain buzz of excitement that only comes from one of the main streets in town being closed off and everyone being allowed to walk on it willy-nilly.

Flower Carnival 00009Mayana seemed to enjoy the proceedings – especially if they had drums and music!

Flower Carnival 00016 (2) Flower Carnival 00027 Flower Carnival 00041This float was based on the one used in the very first carnival of flowers street parade.. and the lady in the middle of the photos was the very first carnival of flowers princess (or whatever it is they call them!)

Flower Carnival 00045 Flower Carnival 00061 Flower Carnival 00066 Mayana wasn’t too sure about the Storm Troupers!

Flower Carnival 00071In the end, it all got too much for her…

Today we went back out to the park for the markets and some more flower photos:

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Some dropkicks in this city had thought it would be a fun thing to do to go and wreck some of the gardens. There were a few bare patches where plants had been pulled up and gardens run through. The organisers had managed to neaten it up enough that the overall effect wasn’t ruined too badly. I just can’t get my head around why people do things like that!

Anyway, aside from that, we have had a lovely weekend, it’s been nice to finally get to one of these carnivals, and have some fun family time together.

How was your weekend?

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