A cloudless blue sky, sunshine, confetti, music, dancing and colourful floats…. CARNIVAL TIME came to Golfe-Juan today.
I met mum at the Hotel de Provence located in the town centre for a coffee and to watch the procession as it trundled past. Smiling and excited kids threw confetti from above – I expect we’ll be shedding the sprinkles from our clothing for a week.
Heading the parade were the cards from Alice in Wonderland, and the float included the white rabbit and Alice among other characters.
They were closely followed by musicians and dancers of the association of Portuguese folklore.
Behind them was a large turtle draped with an anchor – Perhaps they were lifesavers – your guess is as good as mine.
Another colourful float followed. Again there was no indication who or what they were, except that the decorations seemed to represent sweets [lollies – for any Australian reading this] so perhaps this was a clue?
Behind them came a group of Charlie Chaplin look-alikes ??
And bringing up the rear was a very cheerful jazz band
Unfortunately I didn’t take a photo of them as I recorded them on video instead, but for some unknown reason I am unable to upload it on my blog.
When the procession disappeared around the corner, mum and I slowly set off towards the old port to sit at café, the Brasserie L’Escale and enjoy an aperitif before lunch at the local Lebanese restaurant, La Cigale du Golfe. Both establishments provide great food and beverages at a reasonable price, the service is exceptional and it’s brought to you with a smile.
It was a wonderful way to spend a Sunday.
RLB – Tomewriter