Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sundays in My City-Bremen Samba Karneval

Yesterday was the Samba Karneval in Bremen. Karneval is going on all over the world, marking the start of the Lenten Season. This is the 25th year of Samba Karneval in Bremen, every year it's a different theme. This year was land down under....sea creatures.
The crowds were unbelievable, it was bitter cold, skies were so grey.....but the colors and music of the parade made up for it all. It was so nice to see the amazing costumes, smiles on everyones faces. Kids were wearing face makeup and costumes along with adults in crazy hats! The music was loud, you couldn't help but move to the beat of the drums. After almost 2 hours it was still going on and I couldn't feel my feet anymore we made a mad dash to Starbucks to beat the crowds.










(click to enlarge)

Hope you enjoyed the colorful Sunday!
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happy Sunday!

37 comments:

G in Berlin said...

Looks lovely. Here in Berlin Karneval is relatively unimportant and the parade will be next Sunday, the weekend we are moving: I hope we can get the kids out to see it. Your looks like fun.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Wow...such extravaganza!
haven't used this word for awhile!
xo

lytha said...

i keep seeing people in costumes walking around town, or at the grocery store or bus stop, and i always do a double take - what holiday is it?

"karneval."

"STILL!?"

months of karneval!!

~lytha

angelcel said...

This looks great - all that colour is a wonderful antidote to the winter. :)

kks said...

what beautiful colors and costumes!
xoxo

Yvonne said...

wow, those people in the parade must be thick skinned. NO coats and you said your feet went numb?!?!

Sonya said...

WOW what beautiful vibrant costumes! your camera really captured those colors. I would of love to of gone to this!
Have a fantastic week!

blueviolet said...

That looks fabulous!! The colors are so vibrant and explosive!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my word. I love your pictures. It is SO colorful and bright. Just fantastically pretty! Like you said, a festival of colors! Perfection! : )

preppyplayer said...

What wonderful pictures! I'm sure all that color is welcome after such a dismal winter. Please tell me the mask arrived?

Ina in Alaska said...

WOW that is spectacular!! How come you did not wear a Carmen Miranda fruit laden hat? xoxo

Andrea said...

WOW..I will bet the pictures do not do it justice. Such vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings, andrea

AudreyO said...

Wow, those photos are great. I've never even heard of this event. Ahh the sheltered life I live in Santa Barbara LOL

ck said...

Those photographs are amazing! I'm so jealous of the color. All we have right now is bright and white and gross...

Peterson Family said...

Those costume are amazing! Love all the color and I can't believe that you stayed out so long! Yikes! I shiver just thinking about being in the cold that long!

Jen said...

that looks like so much fun! and no snow, you are so lucky!

Matty said...

Yet another custom I'm new to in Germany. They do go all out with their costumes and colors.

The Cabrals said...

Wow that surely is a very colorful sunday. I love the photos. thanks so much for bringing some color to my world.

Peterson Family said...

I just left you a little something on my blog 'cause I know you need some sunshine!

http://www.petersonstlouis.com/2010/02/sharin-little-sunshine.html

Fragrant Liar said...

GREAT pictures. How fun to be at Karneval. One of our local judges (in Texas) just went down to have some fun at Carnivale in Brazil. Lucky dawg.

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Love the pictures! Looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for stopping by My Secrets For Happiness today! We will keep in touch!

Erin said...

WOW what a colorful Sunday! How lucky you are to have such fun things go on in your city! I really need to come visit your city!

Ronda said...

Such colorful and beautiful pictures! I looks like a fun time and brightened up your grey skies.
XOXO

Joanna Jenkins said...

That looks like my kind of party. Everyone took their costumes so seriously-- They're great.

Thanks for sharing your City Frau. have a great week.

jj

Shady Lady said...

What a cool celebration!

parentingBYdummies said...

I remember these fests from my days in Germany. I always thought they were so exciting. Thanks for sharing and bringing back the happy memories for me:)

Cop Mama said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

Great photo collages! You did a great job, very creative :-)

Unknown Mami said...

That is spectacular. You really make me want to visit.

Marla said...

Your pictures are amazing!!!

Suzy said...

That just looks like a typical day in Venice Beach, California.

Ocean Girl said...

Colorful collages Frau. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

honeypiehorse said...

Amazing! They should do it in summer though. :-)

Manzanafam said...

WOW! Colorful is right. Good way to spice up the grey of winter.

SamiJoe said...

There was soooo much colour! fAB pics!

Mrs4444 said...

WOW!!! I wish I could see that up close!

Sue said...

Very cool! I am so excited to visit Germany on Sundays!!!

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