San Francisco Carnival posted May 2019

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My friends Rich and Linda and I decided late night to roll the dice on what was predicted to be a bad weather day in San Francisco, so that we might see the annual Carnival Parade in the Mission District.  Wet and windy weather never showed up. 

From Walnut Creek we BART-ed into the City, arriving at the Mission District around 10 am.  Once the parade got going there were elaborate floats, fabulous musical rhythms, and, dancers with great costumes, from so many countries.  Because of this I only had minor text to post about the groups.   

Photos are presented in the order taken.    

note - you can enlarge any part of a picture by left-clicking in and then out again.       

the start looking backwards     Trash Mash Up
  eclecticity... continued... Chinese dragons  
stilt people   Quechua, see note 1    
         
         
  Aquarela's director      
         
             

note 1 - a former co-worker & friend of mine from Bolivia said that these are Bolivian folk costumes representing Cochabamba, or indigenous Quechua natives.  

After a few hours of enjoying the parade, we walked a few blocks away and found a really good Mexican restaurant for lunch, before we headed back. 

I really enjoyed riding the BART again after so many years.  Getting from the the Mission District in SF to Walnut Creek in about 40 minutes was impressive, with a lot of good scenery. 

From the BART we did see some rain as we entered Walnut Creek, but it vanished by the time we got on the freeway, and for the trip home.  

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