Monday, February 8, 2016

Carnival Fetishes

STL Mardi Gras Parade 2015-02-06 5
I dunno. What do you think? The hat looks like the German flag to me and there is a big Carnival in Munich, isn't there? (Can someone over that way confirm?) This is strange, uncomfortable, creepy and beautiful in a way.

The second picture is the side of a float. The purpose of all these stuffed animals was completely unclear to me. It reminds me of the prize wall at the games in the other kind of American carnival.                
STL Mardi Gras Parade 2015-02-06 6


PerthDailyPhoto said...

Your little golden doll is a little creepy but he pulls off that hat with panache :) Must admit I am enjoying your parade Bob, not sure which I'm enjoying most the pictures or your words :)

Luis Gomez said...

These are interesting!

William Kendall said...

The first one is a bit creepy. I'd rather hang out with the Silly Old Bear on the float!

Halcyon said...

The big carnival parades in Germany are in the west - Cologne, Dusseldorf and Mainz. It's not really a southern thing (not so popular in Munich).
I agree, the troll is weird.

cieldequimper said...

Hal has been here before me, I'd have said Köln and Mainz. Poor doll, all spray painted gold... :-)

Stefan Jansson said...

An odd looking doll it is.