Carnival – Ponce, Puerto Rico

(Puerto Rico, con’t) After a day of surfing we headed over to the south coast and to the town on Ponce to catch the Carnival parade. I was able to find the staging area where the people were getting ready for the parade, which I’ve discovered is often better photographically then the parade itself. These images were made during a 2 hour stretch that day, before we headed back to San Juan to wrap up our journey.

A young boy tries on his mask before the parade

A young woman gets dressed in a parking lot at the start of the parade route

Fitting the mask

This guy reminded me of Shel Silverstein's Baba Fats

This guy reminded me of Shel Silverstein’s Baba Fats

Teaching the young boy how to scare away evil spirits

Teaching the young boy how to scare away evil spirits

Young girls pose for the camera

Young girls pose for the camera

Friends reviewing pictures made on a cell phone before the parade

Friends reviewing pictures made on a cell phone before the parade

Getting dressed at a local McDonalds

Getting dressed at a local McDonalds

Masks lie waiting at the parade start

Masks lie waiting at the parade start

A young princess

A young princess

Ready to start the parade

Ready to start the parade

The parade begins

A masked dancer at Carnival

A masked dancer at Carnival

A young girl looks out the window of her family's car as it makes its way down the parade route

A young girl looks out the window of her family’s car as it makes its way down the parade route

The Stilt Walkers, some of my favorites...

The Stilt Walkers, some of my favorites…

8 thoughts on “Carnival – Ponce, Puerto Rico

  1. Thank you for visiting my island PR, i hope you have liked your stay! i hope you come back. if you want ideas on where to eat next time follow my blog culinaryroadtripspuertorico.wordpress.com.

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