Carnaval, the Spanish spelling, is not like Carnaval in Brazil, but it’s still a reason to get out of the house and see the sights that are available in Spain. We looked online and found a parade in the Born district and headed off to see what it had to offer.
Carnaval in Spain is more for kids than adults. We found a small parade with some kids dressed up and a few small floats with adults in costumes.
The mercado was decked out with some mask lights to set the mood.
At the end of the parade, we arrived at a plaza with a stage set up for some more entertainment.
They even had some free food with hot chocolate.
Carnaval in Spain, like Mardi Gras in New Orleans, also had its topless women and beads…a little more tame though.
The parade did not take so long so we took off to see some more sights to be seen in the Born district of Barcelona. Here are a few that I found that had something to do with the theme of Carnaval…kind of.
This guy was at least dressed up.
We found Obama exposing something.
We found a display of photos from previous Carnavals but I couldn’t get the kids to want to see them so I at least got one photo of the photos.
Some nice looking flowers lit up by the street lights.
Kids in the street enjoying the night.
Protesters in the street. What where they protesting? Something about how Westerners are to blame for their ruin. What did they do when a “Westerner” wanted to take their picture? Smile and pose with great gusto…what else?
Just because I love glass bottles with olive oil in them. I’m not sure if it’s the glass bottles or the olive oil in them…yes I do…it’s the olive oil. The glass bottles just make it look better.
Going home we found one more person in costume.
In the metro going home.
Walking the rest of the way home. I love the sidewalks in Barcelona. Here are a couple shots.
Can’t wait for our next outing.