We weren't able to make it to Rio for Mardi Gras; so we did the next best thing - we went to see the Paris Carnaval parade on Sunday. The sun came out after several days of clouds and rain, although it was very cold. The cold didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the dancers and musicians, however.
Last minute makeup and costume adjustments:
Lots of musicians:
I couldn't help thinking how tired those feet would be after several hours of this!