Monday, January 5, 2009

My World Tuesday #12 - Showcase of Floats

Last week I shared some photos of the floats and people working to decorate the floats for the Tournament of Roses Parade. This week I'll be sharing pictures from the Showcase of Floats that takes place for 2 days after the parade. The floats are lined up along to streets that are blocked off. The streets are lined with people who park and ride at three locations then take buses over. They sell souvenirs, food, drinks and the smell of kettle corn will drive you nuts until you buy some.





I took so many pictures that I thought it was best to but them in a slideshow for those who would like to see more pictures. These are of what I thought were some of the most interesting parts of some of the 44 floats and their flowers.



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25 comments:

Mary said...

Wow...these are so fantastic! I just love all that beauty and color! I could look at these forever. Must have been wonderful seeing them up close and your photos are just great! Thank you so much for sharing these!

magiceye said...

wonderful! fun time!

chrome3d said...

Very nice work on the OZ characters. Thanks for sharing your parade it looks like a lot of fun.

alicesg said...

Nice slide of the floats. Very colourful floats.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

These are more excellent shots 2sweetnsaxy. It looks like a fun time for everyone.

gel said...

Fun! How nice of you to make a slide show. I especially like the lion. I also noticed that wonderful bee close up in your side bar! Oh, and look below to that GORGEOUS bird shot below. I love how whispy the trees are framing it and the spread wings. (Sorry no time to comment on appropo post.)

Mamapippa said...

It must have been beautiful !
So colotful !

Mar said...

What a wonderful parade and great pictures!!

Darla said...

Can't imagine the beauty of it all in person!

June said...

Simply amazing!

BABOOSHKA said...

That was a wonderful virtual adventure to witness Lots of sum.

Louise said...

This is really cool. I am glad such wonderful things are on display more than the parade. Terrific MWT post!

imac said...

Beautiful, very clever work there, love the slide show too.

theArthurClan said...

I didn't realize that they parked the floats after the parade so that everyone could view them better. That's awesome! Your photos really show off the vibrant colors of the displays.

~Angie
www.thearthurclanphotos.blogspot.com

George said...

Thanks for including the slide show -- it was a nice way to get in more pictures.
I'm glad the city makes it possible to see the floats up close.

Wolynski said...

Fantastic! What camera do you use?

antigoni said...

I love flowers! And the colours are awesome.

Leena said...

You have plenty of colors and flowers, I have white snow and ice :)
But I think we both love our own places.
Those bird photos are also perfectly captured.
Happy days to you!

Ishtar said...

I love your photos! Seeing your end of the world makes me want to travel!

dowhatyoulove said...

It's amazing the kind of detail they can get on those floats.

Wren said...

We watched on TV; the skateboarding dog was my favorite.

Gaelyn said...

It's hard to believe it's all flowers. Great captures. Love the details. So glad the floats are available for viewing after the parade. Lucky you to live in the right place.

Arija said...

My goodness you have a lot of street parades and entertainments.
Very nice photos, also of the heron above.

simply divina said...

This is nice,is that the same with festival,I know you have a lot of fun with this show..

Paz said...

Very cool! I saw a little bit of it on t.v.

Paz