Sunday, July 14, 2024

Colombian Carnival Parades

I was lucky enough to attend and photograph two days of Carnival in Colombia in the city of Barranquilla.

The Battle of the Flowers parade took place on Saturday and the Grand Parade took place on Sunday.

Dance troupes work all year preparing elaborate floats and colorful costumes for the parades.

We had great seats in the bleachers on the front row for a perfect view of the parades where I made dozens of new friends happy to celebrate Carnival together.

Each parade lasts five hours with thousands of participants from all over the country.

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Amy Harris
Amy Harris is a writer and photographer who has been traveling for 20 years and flown over 2 million miles to visit over 80 countries on 6 continents. She is a freelance photographer for Invision by Associated Press, AP Images and Rex/Shutterstock. Her work can be seen in various publications and websites including: Rolling Stone, AP Images, National Geographic Books, Fodor’s Travel Guides, Forbes.com, Lonely Planet Travel Guides, JetStar magazine, and Delta Sky Magazine.

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