Valladolid. Carnival Queen / Królowa karnawału

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A crowd fills up the space around the Fransisco Cantón Rosado square. Municipal town hall cloisters which tower over it, play a role of a loge seating. Yet still the best view is from the first row. Since noon one could already see people placing their chairs, stools and beer crates (mainly from the local favorite beer Sol) here. Kids do not need to rush, they will come only when it’s dark. For them it is alright to sit on the ground, which is still hot from the Mexican sun.

The first group of female dancers reminds us of paradise birds due to yellow plumes on their heads and short, red and yellow feathery skirts. The following look like they came here to take part in a Disney movie casting. Each and every one of them is a princess wearing a long transparent skirt with  a pink frill finish…

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