Saturday, October 21, 2006

Carnival



It was carnival night tonight in Taunton.
About 70 floats in total, ranging from huge affairs with well choreographed dancers to little hand pushed displays with one or two children dancing.
The carnival season down here started on the 19th of August in Sturminster Newton and concludes on the 13th of November in Weston-Super-Mare after about 25 events.
This is the 41st consecutive year that the carnival has come to Taunton but the first time I have seen it as I have only been here around 18 months..
The people on the floats must have some serious staying power, I would not want to be dancing around Somerset in October and November in a state of partial undress!

7 Comments:

Blogger Curly said...

Welcome to the club Mountainboy, it's a bit unusual to be having an evening carnival?

11:21 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

I love this photo for the fact that at first glance, it looked like one of those small toys with plastic figurines. Then after reading the caption and having a second look, it all becomes REAL!

6:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

:P
another festival...and so stunning!
(i really believe around the world, everyday is one festival)
Talking about the photo, I agree with Eric, i thought they were some man-made figures before i read your words.
nice shot!
...Jing

4:01 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

Wow! This is just fantastic! The colour and vibrancy of it...just amazing! Welcome to the family Mountainboy!

8:00 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

As Eric said, I thought I was looking at a toy at first. Very nice effect. Welcome to DP!

9:31 PM  
Blogger Mountainboy said...

Thanks everyone, aren't bloggers a friendly bunch!
Is it normal to repond to comments here, by mail or not at all?
Don't want to be getting things wrong early on in my bloggery...

9:53 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

A really cool, yet surreal photo! Love it.

As a blog reader, I personally like to see the author's comments here. It kind of keeps one coming back to "see if they read it".

Good luck with your new venture!

4:43 AM  

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