Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Carnaval Parade

A few sample photos from the 15th annual Carnaval Parade in San Francisco over the weekend. After waiting for many years, I finally had to opportunity to attend for the first time this year.
Over 70 groups participated in this diverse and colorful cultural event filled with music and dance.

Hundreds of women in skimpy costumes paraded by making it look like a nice summer-like day.
If the truth be told, participants on the sidelines, including me, complained about the cold weather. After standing for over 2 hours, my fingers and toes became numb from the bone-chilling breeze.
At that point, I wished I was at home in a warm bed.

Yes, there were men in the parade like these in equally colorful costumes.

In all the pictures, you might have noticed people in the background standing on the outside ledge of their 2nd story window. I don't think I would stand there or just below them.

- Karen


lina said...

Love the colourful costumes. :)

Yeah, I wouldn't stand under them too.

rainfield61 said...

What a grand day.

I wish i can be with you over there.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

If you were cold it looks like the participants would be freezing.

Sebab said...

Very colorful!

AVCr8teur said...

Lina: Lots of spectators were dancing along so one can get carried away from watching from the 2nd story.

Rainfield61: Lots of dancing & music and photo opportunities.

Yogi: I think the participants worked up a sweat by dancing the 2 mile parade route.

Sailor: One of the most colorful parades and attracts lots of photographers.

LifeRamblings said...

looks like a fun-filled and colourful parade! .

Ryan said...

Wow I had to turn the color down bright bright bright, I'm with you on the balcony standing. They gotta be drunk.

Emm said...

I've been hearing a lot of complaints that it is chilly in your part of the world! At least in London we expect to be carrying around a cardigan and umbrella in June. Lovely, vibrant photos!

AVCr8teur said...

Emm: It has finally warmed up here. It was pouring rain last week and now it's hot. I always hear about the cold weather in London. It must be very similar to San Francisco's.