Sunday, 30 June 2013

Nice, France II :: Carnaval de Nice ::

Greeting people. It has been 9 months I have not set foot on my homeland, but I'm back in Malaysia now- very well, lol. Given the hazy conditions last week, no more breathing woes both outside and inside nowyay. The craving for food and beverages certainly did not disappoint me, and still going on fantastically and abundantly until the day I bid farewell to the warmness of the sun in Malaysia. again.

The post of trip to Nice in France on the French Riviera continues...
The Carnaval de Nice simply meaning Nice Carnival, one of the largest carnivals in the world. "Carnaval, King of the five continents" is theme for this year 2013, a theme that remains true to its vocation of universality. A journey through time and space opening all perspectives to vivid imagination.

These giant, colourful parades took place day and night, with entertainment provided by musicians and dancers from across the world. The floats were all designed to provide 360° panoramic visibility, how fortunate was I to be there for its joyous days in Nice. Thank you Dad, Mom and my friends I met in England! T____T

It is the dream of a little girl who dolls up as one of the fictional characters featured in the official Disney Princess line-up. It is the dream of a little boy who falls asleep to the humming rhythm of the city, and the same dream of children who wake up to the hum that has devastated this fairy-tale event. Aimed for people to enjoy the freedom of disguises, dances and songs as well as to bid temporary farewell to the darkness of winter and soak in the warmth of the sun on the French Riviera. Each of the carefully decorated giant papier-mâché puppets (known as 'big heads’) has a carnavalier hid in it to exert in order to provide maximum flexibility, scared people with that monstrous glare and eyes that lured people behind that disguises. sSsspot the hole in the middle.. there allowed them to moved around with vision and breathe through the small hole.

I was so stunned when I first laid my eyes on such an enormous barbie doll along with beautiful butterflies!! My childhood was in a way surrounded by wonder, awe and what not of holding a wish in such small heart, cast a spell with all my hope to have loads of barbie dolls along gorgeous dollie dresses. ah. XD

Not just the people in the parade, the spectators were doing all sorts of silly things too. There were literally tons of confetti being thrown around the parade! As each float passed by, kids on the floats threw confetti at random people on the sidewalks, and the people on the sidewalks retaliated with more confetti and colourful string. In the gap between floats, all of the kids would run out into the street to collect more confetti into their bags, so they could throw more at the coming floats. I could never forget it was the most joyous day of my life! /grin

Everyone had lots of confetti stuck in their hair, clothes, shoes and what not. We had a mini confetti war between ourselves and with the kids too so at the end, we were all thoroughly covered in confetti. It was so much fun! :D I'll be sharing more pictures that I've taken of the Nice Carnival on Facebook. Hee.. till then.! (:

xo Shirnie


Chiew Nee said...

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Shirnie Yip said...

I'm really sorry for the long silence as I've just realise your comment. You're really lovely, thank you. :))