Thursday, March 12, 2009

Carnaval, Aruba, February 2009 (part 2 of 2)

Most of my photos are of individuals who graciously, and proudly, posed for me showing off their work, but this is to give you the idea that there were LOTS of people in each "group."

This "road piece" was a major crowd-pleaser. Our Arubian friend H. told us that peacock feathers cost about 2 florin (about $1.15) EACH, so this guy's committment to Carnaval, both in time and money, really shows. Our liveaboard neighbor S. jokes that he wants to do something like this next Halloween. (or maybe just photoshop his face into this picture???)

Startin' 'em young - even the kids get into the act, as this junior beauty queen shows!

Carnaval, Aruba, February 2009 (part 1 of 2)

Carnaval season officially begins on November 11, at 11:11 am - but as you can see from the intricacy of some of these costumes, work actually begins almost the day after the previous year's carnival ends! The parade, which also featured LOUD live music and bands, took over 5 hours to pass the spot where we stood watching.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Getting Started

This is the place we'll be posting all our adventures that don't fit Life Afloat, the blog Jaye publishes in our local newspaper, the Annapolis Capital.