Monday, February 28, 2011

The Nice Carnival

This weekend we went to carnival in nice, and it was spectacular. The giant floats were astonishing; some of them were taller than the buildings surrounding them. they moved their arms and danced and walked and did all sorts of amazing things that floats don’t normally do.

My personal favourite float was a hydraulic dinosaur that could pick people up. The controller would put its head down and someone out of the audience could climb in for a while. The Dinosaur resembled a tyrannosaurus' bones with a painted steel hydraulic under structure, no legs and weird wings. The float would also release smoke from its nostrils every once in a while.

There were also people with a trampoline like piece of cloth that they would throw people up into the air with. Julia volunteered to be thrown up into the air. We saw 3 parades there and most of the floats were used all three times. The first time was during the day behind a fence, and we were spectators. The second one was the same day at night and we were a lot closer, we were participants. The third parade was the next day in the afternoon, and in this parade, we were part of the show.

Each parade was progressively more chaotic than the previous. While the floats were getting old, (but still fantastic) the party was getting better and better. I think that the most impressive parade was the first one, because everything was new and colourful, while the parade I had the most fun at was the third one, because it was such a great party.

Here are 19 videos i took of the night carnival.

there are so many because I was conserving battery.

Here's a playlist of all the videos, and the individual video links:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

1 comments: said...

Hi Rhys, I will watch your blogs tomorrow of the carnival. Loved the first one! what a great time you all must have had...was this carnival in celebration of your Dad's birthday? Love Grandma Mac