Friday, February 27, 2009

Carnaval 2009

We left the house around 5:30 in the afternoon.  It was a beautiful day, we were well rested and ready to experience Carnaval again this year.
We had our masks, feathers and great seats in the Coca Cola box.  

Our friends invited us this year to spend Carnaval with them in their company's box.  
It was great to have food and drinks readily available, the bathrooms were only slightly better than the last years because they were still shared, but it was so much fun again.

First of all here is the view to where the schools start their parade.  check out the time and the lack of people even though the show starts in just a few minutes!

These events actually start pretty much on time, and I'll tell you, within a few minutes of the first school's fireworks, these seats were filled!
In this foto, the neon blue circular glass enclosure is where the broadcasters announce from....very George Jetson-esque!

The first school's theme was 

from Adam and Eve to the dinosaurs, bugs and finishing with the end of life...the first flight to mythical creatures!  This is Porto da Pedra... they finished in 10th place out of the 12 schools.  Check out the Flinstones!  They were great!


mythopolis said...

Great! I love the big grasshopper! I want one of those for my back yard!!

Brenda said...

I love your masks, I love your costumes, I love it all!

Laural Out Loud said...

This was so fun to read! A totally different experience than I had, that I hope to see one day myself.

Email me so I can answer your questions!

lmerie said...

Wow. Ok I have just added another vacation destination to my long list - Carnival! It looks like so much fun! That parade is amazing!

BLOGitse said...

oooh, you have s+e+x on your blog!
look, the 'apple' pic - what are they doing!?
sorry! just noticed they have something on...specially i like adam's wig! hah...

ps. waiting for the shoe show!!!

marina said...

love your mask it looks so pretty !! it really looks like alot of fun and it so colorful!! wow!! what a treat, marina

Beverlydru said...

A parade of epic porportions! I love parades and haven't been to a great one since my last visit to Disney. Love the masks too!

Jodi said...

Is that you behind the mask or your friends? I love the masks!!! It looks like so much fun!