Rio Carnival

King Kong float at the Rio Carniaval

King Kong makes an appearance at the Rio Carnival

Just viewed an image gallery of this years Carnival in Rio de Janeiro on the BBC website, some extraordinary images and this one in particular sticks out.

The closest I’ve come to a ‘carnival’ of this kind is the Notting Hill Carnival which seems to put way less emphasis on the floats and much more emphasis on out and out hedonism.
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