Thursday, February 18, 2010

Carnival Time

We visited good friends--we'd spent five years together in Japan--in The Netherlands on Sunday.  It happened to be the day of the year when cities and towns host their own "Carnaval" parades, which tend to be--in true Carnival fashion--wildly-creative, silly, and fun.  Merkelbeek's celebration didn't disappoint; the village parade came right down the street in front of our friends' house, so that was an unexpected treat for us.

The beer was flowing, but everyone behaved, at least temporarily.  I would say a good time was had by all, wouldn't you?


RMb said...

what a beautiful blog you have! these pictures are great; that looks like it was a lot of fun. :)

m a r y said...

i've heard german carnival's are loads of fun! my german teacher in high school really liked them :) i would love to be in germany for ocktoberfest some year... :)

Dragonfly said...

Ooooh - that looks like fun!! (little cold though)!!

Celestial Charms said...

Looks like fun to me! Love the hair on everyone.

vmichelle said...

I love random things like this. So fun to imagine them making their costumes!

This and That Creations said...

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ashlina said...

fun pics...thanks for sharing. i always imagined traveling and the different definitely missing out on the good times i guess!



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Catherine said...

Thanks for coming on my blog.Nice carnival pictures!

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