Photos of Nice Carnival France 2011 – King of the Mediterranean

Nice Carnival France

The King about 18 meters tall – photo by D. Hennessey

One of my motivations to take care of my health and wellness is to keep alive the opportunity in my life to experience different cultural events around the world. Last year my family and I went to the Nice Carnival Parade in the South of France, one of the Oldest and most Famous parades in the world. Last year the parade centered on the theme Our Blue Planet and you can see photos from last year’s  Nice Carnival Parade here.

This year I went with my family again and the theme of the parade was King of the Mediterranean. The parade was filled with chariots that were designed to display a taste of the varied and colorful Mediterranean lifestyle. Some of the huge chariots were hand and foot powered, some contained materials from last years parade and some of the chariots were 6 to 18 meters tall – the King towered over buildings. Check out the photos below and share this posting with friends who would like to step into a moment of life on the French Riviera.

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Carnival Queen – photo by D. Hennessey

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The Tourist – photo by D. Hennessey

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Classic Skooter powered Pizza Delivery- photo by D. Hennessey

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Tribute to Jacques Cousteau – photo by D. Hennessey

Perhaps you remember the series The Jacques Cousteau Odyssey

Nice Carnival Photos 2011

A French Classic – photo by D. Hennessey

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Cyclops – photo by D. Hennessey

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Giant Clothes Washing Machine – not sure why this was in the parade – photo by D. Hennessey

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The Med – A filmmaker’s dream – photo by D. Hennessey

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The Dove of Peace – photo by D. Hennessey

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Scary Fish – photo by D. Hennessey

Remember the Carnival in Nice takes place every year maybe you can check it out this year when you visit France. Carnival in Nice typically takes place in the months of February and March.

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Ladies of the Sea – photo by D. Hennessey

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Giant Octopus – photo by D. Hennessey

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Le Bleu – photo by D. Hennessey

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Ship of… – photo by D. Hennessey

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Two Faced Mermaids photo by D. Hennessey

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Images of Pablo Picasso – photos by D. Hennessey

If you have an artistic inclination check out The Mystery of Picasso

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Wolf from Parc de Mercantor – photo by D. Hennessey

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A final picture of the Carnival King Nice France 2011 – photo by D. Hennessey

Well, there it is the photos I took while visiting the Nice Carnival today. You are of course welcome to share the link to this posting with your friend who would enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean. (There is a ‘share and save’ link at the top of the posting)

Enjoy a wonderful day,
David

UPDATE: I have received a emails asking what camera did I use to take these pictures. It was a was an inexpensive Kodak Easy Share Digital Camera