Carnival of Culture


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The Carnival of Culture happens every year in Berlin and celebrates multiculturalism and generally having a good time with loud music and awesome costumes.

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It was 36 degrees or thereabouts today. I watched the parade and walked and danced for about 5 hours, from 12pm to 5:30pm. That is, the hottest part of the day.

I am too tired and too post-sun and too post-Radler to be able to describe anything. So, please accept these pictures as a small offering and taster of what it was like. IMG_0888

Dragon! Awesome Dragon!

IMG_0887 More dragon.

IMG_0883I do not know why this man is dressed as a lobster. I do not know why he has a golden ball with a smaller ball inside. But, boy does he look happy about it, so let’s not question it too much.

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If you want more info on who this awesome dude is (and learn a little bit about Berlin culture in the process), please watch this video here:  He’s totes a Berlin celebrity.

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I love how many men were in their feathers today.

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And also, there were many beautiful ladies in feathers also.

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But, mostly, I liked the men in their feathers. There are so few opportunities for men to wear feathers these days.

If, indeed, there was ever an opportunity for them to wear feathers.

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There was quite a bit of excitement (in costume form) for the World Cup.

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And there were swishy skirts in many different colours.

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There were also non-swishy skirts, and many different ways of keeping oneself cool.

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This is a way of keeping oneself cool. It was definitely my favourite. Because it was almost like a Hollywood movie about New York.

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Where everyone’s too hot, and they’re all walking around in their singlet tops and so the fire department has to come and hose them all down.

IMG_0927And then, this happens.

 

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