101a - 28th February 2006 - Rio de Janeiro - Carnival


Early morning float


Each parade has 5 floats and hundreds of participants


The graffiti on this one was done as the float went along


A spaceman and his dog


Close up


Amazingly huge costume


Horses winding their way down the Sambadrome


A space train


The four motorbike riders of the apocolypsse


A military themed float


Green thinking - Complete with gardener


Deoderant Testing?


Needing help with removing a costume


The Carnaval Arch


Some floats even had fireworks


Spectacular colours


Giant Parrot


A flurry of Feathers


Hundreds of Mozarts emerge from their float


and give the local kids a dance


This one was just freaky. It scared us


ET even made an appearance


This float was made entirely from VW beetles


This was one of our favourites - The cosumes changed between James Brown, Michael Jackson and Elvis


Scary Eyes


The sun begins to rise


Not even a long night keeps the participants from enjoying their moment


Elephant


Lifting down people from their float with Corcovado in the distance


Bright colours


More participants


Golden Float


I'm not sure what they were - but I kinda liked them.


Feathers abound


More vibrancy


The last of the confetti falls


Groovy old guys


More groovy old guys


Spinning flag lady


The night is almost over


People begin to drift away


But still the floats keep coming


And then the rain comes


But still they keep coming


Religion played a bit part in one parade


And music in others


Religion again


One of the last floats of the day


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