I don’t know how long it takes to make the floats on parade in the streets of Viareggio, but I am willing to bet that they are working on next year’s right now. Some are spectaular, all are clever and obviously made with love. I have favourites which I will show in detail in later posts. Here is an overview of the parade.
bright colours and a perfect day
This float had a message about the environment, especially water.
water is scarce
handling our water resources
don’t waste a drop
there will be more on this one later
This is my favourite float. Click here to see more of him.
this one had something to say about politics
I think you can guess what it is about
I’m not sure what this one is about
don’t look now
what do you call a group of jellyfish?
this one is self explanatory
it became more interesting when it started moving
the elephant was fun too
and the dancing
spring is coming
a very big pink grasshoper
a more traditional one
there are people in there
the colours of Africa
there was music
and happy people
there has to be a dragon
some were smaller
she has a parrot on her head
a simple message for peace
more later on this one
all about greed
greedy but happy
the other side
those on board
a political one – I don’t know who they are
more on this one later
I think you will agree that these floats are incredible. I will show you some more detail on my favourites later.
Click here to see the parade in 2012.