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NOT DEAD CALM BEFORE THE STORM: THE CARNIVAL OF CULTURES BEGINS!

Exactly this very moment the first floats are rolling out onto the streets and the first dancers are shaking their booties, starting the 2013 Karneval der Kulturen in Kreuzberg.

4,000 participants building 75 groups (67 of them from Berlin and 8 from outside the city) and around 1 million visitors watching the parade.

And although sometimes being one in a million is a lonesome experience – something easily compared to being one used chewing gum on the generously be-speckled pavements of Berlin-Mitte – it can also be played on a much more positive note. And positive notes and positive vibrations are definitely something that Kreuzberg will have in abundance today.

So if you have no plans as yet how to spend such a lovely Berlin day, get your flip-flops and your pink afro wig on and dance your way towards Südstern. You will not be sorry!

Here are some photos of Gneisenaustrasse the way you only see it once a year – closed for traffic and for you to enjoy.

BEFORE THE CARNIVAL BERGMANNSTRASSE CEMETARIES OSKAR AND I 19 of may 2013 (11)

BEFORE THE CARNIVAL BERGMANNSTRASSE CEMETARIES OSKAR AND I 19 of may 2013 (23)

BEFORE THE CARNIVAL BERGMANNSTRASSE CEMETARIES OSKAR AND I 19 of may 2013 (15)

4 comments on “NOT DEAD CALM BEFORE THE STORM: THE CARNIVAL OF CULTURES BEGINS!

  1. berlioz1935
    May 19, 2013

    I wish I could be there :-)

    • notmsparker
      May 19, 2013

      We are so lucky in living right next to the parade! Even though in winter we could see it all much better than now, with the ample foliage blocking the view;-) And the weather is amazing today – was raining the whole time on Saturday and I thought: “Oh, splendid! Another wet parade…” So glad to have been wrong:-)

  2. snowpartridge
    May 21, 2013

    Really like your b&w photos!

    • notmsparker
      May 21, 2013

      Thank you! B&W works better for me, too – less thinking while shooting and everything somehow clearer, I guess:-)

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