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Carnival in Maastricht: A Birds-Eye View

I know you’re all just here for the photos, but I wanted to first thank Dave and Sarah who invited Dan & I over for a birds-eye view of the Maastricht parade. With an apartment right along the route, our location was great for photos and much warmer than standing outside (although this year it’s much warmer than last year). This year the nice weather meant we actually got to see some of the floats, including the Maastricht Giant which was set up in the street across from our own flat.

Other common themes were the jungle, explorers, and old folks. And of course the ubiquitous tiger pajamas. In Maastricht, the costumes are just as much about warmth as appearance (usually).  Enjoy!

4 Responses to “Carnival in Maastricht: A Birds-Eye View”

  1. Beth says:

    The pictures are great and so many colors. I loved them. We’re in the middle of the second day of a snow storm and everything is white.

  2. Dave Hampton says:

    It’s great that you and Dan could join us for the afternoon! It turned out to be 3 1/2 hours in the end, from first to last – a pretty epic parade (but with only around 50 registered floats). Hope that you were able to get out and enjoy the street parties later in teh evening.

    best, Dave

  3. Aledys Ver says:

    Very nice photos! There were some really funny costumes – I liked the ostriches and the spinning totps :D

  4. Invader_Stu says:

    I can’t believe I’ve never witnessed this in person. It looks like so much fun.