Carnivale in Rethymno, Crete

This isn’t your regular parade. It was like a club scene in the middle of the street full of high-energy people dancing, letting loose and having so much fun

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Before anything…
Congratulations to Birdman for winning Best Picture, Direction, Cinematography and Screenplay from this year’s Oscars.
Also to Beck who won Grammy’s Best Album, Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance.

Both of which I recently recommended before getting their awards. πŸ˜‰

Speaking of Grammy and Oscar…

Movie: Chicago – Best Musical Movie? I’m thinking Chicago will give any musicals in not very old history a run for that title. πŸ™‚

Music: Spearkerboxxx/The Love Below by Outkast – A 2-in-1 album separated by the duo’s own elements but each collaborating each other out. Genius, and brilliantly executed!

Imagine. The middle of the road. Loud music. Really loud music. A horde of people. Of all ages. They’re dancing. A lot of dancing. Everyone is all smiles. Lotsa smiles. Everyone’s happy. Everybody’s free. Jumping. Gallivanting. All have so much energy. The energy was through the roof it was intoxicating. It was like a club scene. And they are just parading as they party.

Oh yeah, before I forget … They all wear costumes. πŸ™‚

*All images are taken with Samsung Note 3.











Masks, make-up, floats, costume themes, colors, fireworks, confetti, whistles, booze, etc.

Energy. Free-spirits. Smiles. And all fun, fun, fun, ! It’s a day of “escapades and unrestrained laughters”. Rethymno celebrates Carnival like no other.











Next, we’ll either visit a palace or I’ll show you a video I made πŸ˜‰

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    • The picture-taking is a surprise to me as well. While I was wishing I had my fancy camera, after composing this post I’m very much pleased with the camera phone results.

    • I was going to bring that up but decided not to. I was thinking the same thing. But then again, it’s like that in the Philippines.We had problems with weather calamities, but when a festivity is happening, rain or shine, all worries are off to the side, and just have fun.
      The Greeks obviously had a National Zero-worry Day. πŸ˜€

  1. So colorful and full of life ! I can feel the energy bursting through my screen πŸ˜€
    Would have loved to be there and be a part of it but a bit late to the party, aren’t I?
    It’s alright, I’ll do with the photos for today πŸ˜›

  2. Love this, there is something special all around Europe with Carnivale… I was in Munich at the time and on my one day off went out in the freezing cold and visiting downtown Marienplatz, and as it was Sunday it was barren so I went it for a drink and a bagel, started writing then an hour+ later walked outside to a similar scene of controlled chaos of a Carnivale parade. Brilliant fun πŸ™‚

    • Ive seen blogposts about the one in Munich as well.
      Makes you forget about writing for a bit eh. That’s what I was feeling at the parade watching. It really zeroes out your worries. πŸ˜‰
      The one here. I was worried they were going to cancel because of high possibility of rain. But no, it was on rain or shine. I did rain but only a bit.

      • So true, it was one of the most spontaneous and happy parades I have seen ~ washes away any worries πŸ™‚ Great seeing this post, as it put me back in that state-of-mind! Cheers ~

  3. Well that was what you call colorful. I’d wager the event’s tempo was just as colorful and vibrant. Keep capturing breathtaking snapshots!

  4. What a fabulous and fun photo essay. Man, we are tooooo conservative in West Michigan. We kick up our heels by eating pazcki’s on Tuesday. Weee. :p

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