Oct 12, 2009

Madrid's VivAmerica Fesitval de Ideas Parade: a Photo Essay

VivAmerica is the cultural celebrations of Latin American countries in Madrid. The festival started on the 7th of October and finished on the 11th. Thousands of people gathered near Atocha, along Paseo del Prado to participate in the parade of rhythms, dance and costumes from South America and Mexico.

All photos taken by me at yesterday's parade.

I've been house bound with the flu over the last few days and knew nothing of this parade when I stumbled onto it. I was walking to meet some friends in Retiro when I discovered there was no way through the crowds and I was not going to able to get into the park. So I decided to hangout and see what was happening. I squeezed myself into a good spot and took photos for the next two hours. These happy accidents are one of the reasons I love Madrid. There's always more going on than you can know about, let alone attend. Bumping into events brings me the joy of the unexpected spectacle and reminds me that there's so much life waiting around the corner, all you need to do is get outside!


Anonymous said...

Wow! These are great shots!

Shehani said...

Thank you! :-)

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