Carnaval in the Netherlands. My neighbours play in a “drunken mans band” called: ‘t is nieks en ‘t weurdt nieks. Translated: it’s nothing and it will never by anything. Drawing made on location, while they were playing during the Cranaval parade.
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Carnaval parade in Maastricht, sunday 15th. The Maastricht streetparade, called “boonte storrem” (the colourful storm) is less organized, more anarchistic and even more colourful and musical as the other parades. Impression on the backside of the cityhall; it was very cold and snowing a little.
Carnaval parade in Hoensbroek, Netherlands. The moment the wagon of the Prince and his “council of 11″ arrived at our market square. It was cold and a little snow.
Cowrunning, part of Carnaval in Hoensbroek, the south of the Netherlands. I am part of a team who join in a competition of cowrunning on the local market square. This is the “sjoepkarrerace” (wheelbarrowrace), in which the running cows meet halfway the track. Collisions are no exception, but luckily there were no broken legs this year.
My team won this race, but unfortunately another cow won the other sprints and walked away with the very big prize. But that’s a very ugly, rusty cup, so who cares….
I used just a pencil to the concept before use a black pen to finish the draw. That’s just a concept to MTV, to play something in the Carnaval here in Brazil.
Cowrunning, see also my post of two days ago. A competition on the marketsquare of my hometown Hoensbroek. Dressing up theme of our cow is “pipo the clown” (a television series for kids from the 60s).
Here you see us building the gipsy wagon and our cow, in the garage of Franck. Hardly enough room amids stored garden furniture, bicycles, a workbench, empty paint buckets, rusty tools and toys in different state of decay.
We will run in competition today (thursday evening). Wish us luck.
Carnaval Maastricht, last weekend. A lot of “zaate herremeniekes” (small brassbands) play in the streets. They mostly consist of a few trumpets, a tuba and a lot of drums. Never in tune, always loud. And always dressed up. http://renefijten.blogspot.com/
Carnaval in Maastricht ended last thursday night, but here is another impression of one of the Sambabands called “Segura!” Not only their rhythems are fantastic, but also their suits. Anything between Mad Max and Darth Vader, and always in black.