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.
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.
A common float element was a spectacular giant face.
And then there were some outlandish themes:
The Porto da Pedra school decided to celebrate calcium this year...
Of course I totally love this Mocidade colored pencil float...
The people at top of the floats tended to sport the skimpiest costumes, but always-always had something to hold onto.
And some floats just blew me away...
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:
For more fabulous travel snaps, check out DeliciousBaby's Photo Friday.
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