I had a very unusual vantage point for viewing the big Carnival parade in Dusseldorf, Germany earlier this month. In stead of joining the 1-2 million people lining the parade route I watched from on the Die Mode and Shoppingstadt Düsseldorf float, waving at the crowds for hours with a big “helau!” and throwing candy and goodies.
This week’s Amateur Traveler episode will retell the tail but I wanted to show you what the parade looked like from my vantage point. The memory that will last much longer than the sore arm are the smiles of the people who stood and watched this parade for hours. Even at the end of the parade route when we had long since run out of free things to throw to the crowd, we were still greeted with some great smiles.
see all my pictures from Carnival in Düsseldorf
Thanks to both Dusseldorf and AirBerlin who paid my way.