the Portela crew, workin' it
Our Sunday evening trip to the Sambodromo to watch over seven hours of samba parades was epic, to say the least. We had incredible seats, right on the ground level in the sector next to the judges.
this little dude had charazzzzzzma
Mocidade's batteria was definitely tops
As you can imagine, there are myriad photos to curate. These are just a scant few of my first-run faves.
love the energy
colored pencil float! ('nuff said)
even the cleanup crews got down with their badselves
one of Beija Flor's incredible floats
I gotta get me one of these hats!
One of the best parts of being right down in the action was the opportunity to interact with the paraders. Despite marching for 90 minutes straight, in some cases in a parade that didn't even start till the wee hours of the morning, these folks had amazing energy.
still cheerful at 5am
front row seats to the sambaliciousness
partying till the sun comes up
Watch for more Carnaval and parade pics to come in the next days and weeks! And check out the other great travel snaps at Delicious Baby's Photo Friday.