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24 April 2012
Sugarloaf smooches

Sugarloaf smooches

I haven't forgotten about you, I swear I haven't. I'm working on a post that does NOT involve a million parade pics, about our fabulous last day in Rio, spent atop Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain). Hang tight, it's coming!

Meanwhile, now is a great time to catch up on these Carnavalrific posts:

* Holy Floats, Batman (part two)
* Holy Floats, Batman (part one)
* Snoof and fuzzles, tringlers and trappings
* We had trouble in getting to Solla Sollew
*
Fried, fried, pink stuff, fried
* Impersonal Jesus
* The sun sets on another epic trip
* Sambódromo favorites
* Dois Gringos em Dois Irmãos
* Samba till you drop
*
In a Rio state of mind

Which is your favorite and why?

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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

* We had trouble in getting to Solla Sollew
* Photo Friday: Sambódromo favorites
* browse all Brazil posts

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06 April 2012
Photo Friday: Holy Floats, Batman! (part one)

shiny

Rio's samba parade costumes are brilliant, but the floats are works of mad genius.

turtlerific

love the suit

how does she not fall off?

Several stories high, often with a dozen or more people aboard, and of course covered in all manner of snoof and fuzzle, parade floats are nothing short of mind-boggling.

tropical

One or two of these floatstravaganzas would be flabbergasting to behold. But each samba school has half a dozen, and we watched seven or eight schools over the course of the night. As I've said before, after a while we just got tired of saying "wow."

swingset

indigenous

sing it, sister

there's the snoof

Ranging from the opulent to the absurd, each float has its own share of theatricality.

fountain

whaaaaa?

oy vey

sparkly

And this is just the first half. More to come!

swirly

golden

heavenly


Meanwhile, check out the other great travel snaps at Delicious Baby's Photo Friday.


RELATED POSTS:
* Photo Friday: snoof and fuzzles, tringlers and trappings

* We had trouble in getting to Solla Sollew
* Photo Friday: Sambódromo favorites
* browse all Brazil posts


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