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Quick night at Carnaval in Barcelona

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.

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The mercado was decked out with some mask lights to set the mood.

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At the end of the parade, we arrived at a plaza with a stage set up for some more entertainment.

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They even had some free food with hot chocolate.

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Carnaval in Spain, like Mardi Gras in New Orleans, also had its topless women and beads…a little more tame though.

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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.

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We found Obama exposing something.

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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.

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Some nice looking flowers lit up by the street lights.

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Kids in the street enjoying the night.

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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?

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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.

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Going home we found one more person in costume.

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In the metro going home.

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Walking the rest of the way home. I love the sidewalks in Barcelona. Here are a couple shots.

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Can’t wait for our next outing.

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