101 - 28th February 2006 - Rio de Janeiro - Carnival
The Sambodrome is huge, we were in Sector 6 seats (it goes up to sector 13)
another float with dancers
the tigers were fully mobile
water floats aswell
each school takes about 90 minutes to get from one end of the sambodrome to the other, so you can imagine the scale
It takes a couple of cranes to get the people off the top of the floats
the size is amazing
big boat float
a sea of feathers
another tiger float (this is still the first parade at 10.30pm!)
the second school Mangueira had a lot of followers so the crowd noise was amazing
Every school started with fireworks
This float was a totem and opened out like a canoe as well. very good
canoes and feathers
the first main float of the second school (there are 7 throughout the night)
more of the first float
Chris at the Sambodrome
spooky green float
wouldn't like to meet him on a dark night!
you can see the parade goes on for a kilometre
big cake float
some of the floats we didn't really understand....
You can see the detail of the costumes here
three kings float
so much fun!
even when the performers got to the end they were still dancing
lots of the floats had confetti coming out of them too
there are a couple of people within the fruit!
yeah! confetti - the end of the second school's parade - Mangueira
detail of the last Mangueira float
The third school started with these individuals and doors, it was about architecture
then came their first float!
cavemen on this float
works of art at the back of the caveman float
pip at sambodrome
dancing to the music
there is a person within the feathers at the top of the float
so many floats!