Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Good By To Carnaval For For Another Year

Yes another Canaval has slipped by with none the to worse for wear. The dogs all did really well with the fire works. No one ate the sheets became catatonic or shook until their teeth rattled. We just all crammed into a 4ft square all huddled up :) LW said the fire works were as impressive as ever. I think he even got a few really good shots with the new camera. What makes them so cool here is the ocean water is almost a black mirror so the fire works are reflected off the water.

See down at the bottom of the picture those are what people look like when you are 18 stories high :)

There were 5 launch stations along the bay so every where you looked there was sparklies

LW also used the new camera for the night parade. Those pictures didn't turn out as well. With the floats moving and the people on the floats moving then factor in the crowd was GInormous and there was a ton of jostling for the best spots. I think there were times when it took all his concentration to remain upright, and the only one walking on his feet. :)

This was the size of the crowd about an hour or so before the parade started. All those chairs have had dibs on them since around noon :)

Neither one of these queens are the Carnaval queen LW didn't get a good shot of her float. But this is the land of Beauty Queens. Every Every little girls dreams of being a queen of something. Every mother grooms her daughters to compete to be a queen. Even if it's just Queen of the Library. More on the process when I post the day time pictures.

The Carnival here in Mazatlan is very unique and really there is nothing that compares to Carnaval. The entire city is involved Anyone can enter a float, There are try outs for all the schools to participate on the floats. I'm sure that there is not one inch of felt, lame, or bling left in the entire city :) They figured that there was 300,000 people there for the parades There is only about 400,000 people in the municipality. No kidding I don't think there was anyone in town that wasn't involved with the event !!
The daytime parade yesterday we went early and took photos while they were staging and the very beginning of the parade I'll post tomorrow or Friday. Those need to be cleaned up a bit for their debut!

So today is Ash Wednesday the first day of Lent, which means Easter is only 40 days away!! Yikes ya better start giving the girls in the hen house a pep talk to step up production :)

Have a most audacious day or evening in Bloglandia depending on where in the world you are ;)


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

wow - just wow

... and the photographs of the fireworks are awesome! I've tried taking photos of fireworks and they never come out well - these are terrific!

xashee's corner said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you so much for sharing! :) Have a GREAT evening!

Grandma B said...

The pictures of the fireworks are awesome. Is the carnival a yearly event? Is it somehow connected to the beginning of Lent? Kind of like the Mardi Gras in New Orleans? If it is, it may be something we would wamt to see in the future. I received my ashes this year in our little if I can only keep to what I have given up and promised...this season is good for the soul.

Thanks for posting the beautiful pictures. Hope your day and week will be the sun is shining so "it makes it all better".

Lisa "Oceandreamer" Swifka said...

The photos came out spectacular. How wonderful you could be in a location near enough to capture them AND the parade floats. I think it would be fun to have something like that once a year....we don't have anything like that here, nothing even close. We don't even have 4th of July fireworks.
I can't wait to see more photos!!!
I hope you have a fab weekend!

Coastal Sisters said...

Ohhhhhhhh Pattie! These photo's are amazing...especially the fireworks photos. You should put those on Etsy and sell the prints. Of course, you would have to get LW to sign them :)

I am busy as a cat in a litter box so back to work!

LS & #2

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