|This fellow is operating a cotton candy|
machine that reminded me of the ones
we had at fairs when I was small.
The floats are traditionally quite colorful and show off the products from each vereda as well as what Santander as a whole has to offer... coffee, corn, tobacco, chickens, beans, yucca, mandarins, oranges, mangos, pineapples, and more.
|Girl in pink with pink ballon.|
UPDATE: Because the Mayor did not put up roadblocks to prevent people from parking their cars around the park, the parade started very late, and of course ended late as well. There were announcements that people should move their cars, but that certainly didn't happen.
There were a lot of wonderfully creative floats, and I want to post a lot of the photos, but because of all the people here tonight, I cannot get modem speed to upload them. I will post as soon as I have some speed. It turns out that I knew one of the princesses because she was in our Radio/Theatre group and I also do not have the news of who the winners were at this time. More to come...
|This was a school entry... Wow!|
|Casa di Cultura's Flower Float - it|
was hard from where I was standing
to get a good shot of the whole thing.
|These dancers are not Colombian, but were a lively addition to the event.|
|This is a giant chicken made from corn cobs and|
papier mache... really impressive!
|The Casa di Cultura float.|