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13 April 2012
Photo Friday: Holy Floats, Batman! (part two)

pure energy

shiny objects

Last week we explored some of the splendiforous parade floats that make their way through Rio's Sambódromo during Carnaval. Believe it or not, I only got halfway through. For this week's Photo Friday post, here's a few more.

rams

moo too

c'mon fish


Most floats were preceded by a group on the ground in matching costumes. Sometimes the theme was easier to detect, sometimes it was more about coordinated colors.

scarecrow

scarecrow

color coordinated

yogurt?

slave ship

zombielicioius


A common float element was a spectacular giant face.

trumpets

harvest

artist

spears

angels

ram

greek?

gold

monster

dragon

ya mon!

is that Wonder Woman?

dude

safari

tribesman

lion


And then there were some outlandish themes:

The Porto da Pedra school decided to celebrate calcium this year...

cheese

yogurt

strawberry yogurt

moo again

moo some more

super-moo


Of course I totally love this Mocidade colored pencil float...

pencils
pencilrific
always hold on

 

The people at top of the floats tended to sport the skimpiest costumes, but always-always had something to hold onto.

hold on!

grab the rainbow

greek grab

wobbly at the top

hold tight

And some floats just blew me away...

tiger

jungle face

white

goat

more goat


Are you experiencing parade overkill yet? Try sitting and watching these in-person for 9 hours straight! Ay samba-caramba!

I'll leave you with a few interesting characters found aboard floats:

boy or girl, whaddaya think?

I want this outfit

master of ceremonies

For more fabulous travel snaps, check out DeliciousBaby's Photo Friday.

RELATED POSTS:
* Photo Friday: Holy Floats, Batman (part one)
* Photo Friday: snoof and fuzzles, tringlers and trappings

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* Photo Friday: Sambódromo favorites
* browse all Brazil posts

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