Tuesday, 17 February 2009

His Majesty The King


Here he is the King of the Carnival, wonderfully colourful and huge, though a voice inside my head keeps saying: yes, but what is he exactly? You can get an idea of the height by looking at the people standing by the barrier.
The corso carnavalesque makes its way through the Place Massena between stands of seats and down onto the Promenade des Anglais where there are more seating areas. There is, of course, a fee for the seats but I had a great view standing near the barrier and it was more fun being a part of the crowd..

11 comments:

Olivier said...

enfin le KING ;o)) il est superbe, tout en joie. cela donne envie de venir au carnaval

Hilda said...

He looks more like the jester than the king ;D

But such fun!

Jilly said...

I'm expecting you to go up in that Big Wheel, Angela and photograph all this from way above!

So much colour. And doubtless massive crowds. Menton is the same at the moment with the Fete du Citron.

humanobserver said...

yeh he is the king :)

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

i like this photo and it would make a great poster to advertise the carnival. It evokes fun and laughter.

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

I was scared and then I laugh.
:)

Dusty Lens said...

the King is impressive, but more cartoonlike, unlike the beautiful Queen.

Marc said...

Rather odd, but huge figure. Must have been great to attend the parade.

Babooshka said...

No, scary masks. I'd avoid this scene. Reminds me of clowns, and I don't do clowns.

George said...

He's obviously a very jolly king. That looks like a neat ferris wheel in the background.

Espresso said...

Beautiful :)