Today being Shrove Tuesday with a lot of shops closed in the afternoon – and a lot of non-carnival minded people being miffed that this tradition is still being adhered to – so people can attend all the parades, I thought I’d show you my yield of carnival pictures.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I am not a fan of carnival at all, but my photo buddy said she’d like to go to a parade for one of our photo outings. So I did some research to find us a fairly large parade, and the one I found happened to be in Freudenstadt.
There are many different carnival traditions, and like many in the South the one we attended had a multitude of different witch and ogre costumed groups. The little children weren’t always as amused about those as the grown-ups. That was mostly remedied by the candy-throwing tradition, though.
Regarding my photos – I was very, very uninspired that day. My friend managed to hop onto the little traffic island in the middle of the street, kneeling to get a good perspective of the parade coming down the street. I was hesitant – because at those kinds of parades you’re in danger of getting drawn in, have your face painted, and get thrown over one of the participant’s shoulders and carried off – and decided to stay by the roadside. This didn’t make for good angles or perspectives, but you’ll get the gist of what was going on…