Cape Town Carnival: Chameleons, Dragons, and Pirates :)

We went to the Cape Town Carnival last night. It was fabulous!  It was a warm, windless evening, everyone seemed happy and relaxed and the floats were just awesome.

kids

The first real display were these fire-fighters perched on top of their truck, showing off their muscles. You can’t really see in the shot, but they were posturing up there with their shirts off.  That is, the men did. The female fire fighters sat on the truck, looking unimpressed. :)

fire_truck

Many of the costumes had lights inside, like this floral skirt:

flower_skirt

This was one of my favourites: a magical chameleon. He was huge:

chameleon

Each float had a troop of dancers behind it. None of my photos of them really came out that well:

belly_dancers

This was another great one. Van Hunks and the devil. You can’t really see the devil, but he stood on the float looking awesome in a great big horned headdress. (Van Hunks is the guy who sits on table mountain and smokes a pipe, causing all the clouds.)

van_hunks

A skinny elephant :)

skinny_elephant

This elephant float is probably the loveliest one. There are people inside making the legs walk, and its body is made of foliage:

elephant

elephant_back

These guys were awesome too. They balanced the drums on their heads and drummed as they walked.

drummers

This float reminded me of that scene in Asterix and Cleopatra, where Cleopatra decides to tell Julius Ceaser what’s what:

cleopatra

And these wonderful pirates and sea-creatures. The pirates had sparkly red hearts visible through their ribs.

pirates

Some glowing dragons and sea-creatures:

big_dragon

dragon

And that’s that! It was a great evening. Such a good vibe.

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