Rio Carnaval

Sambadrome  A feast for the eyes, Carnaval in Rio is an unforgetable event. - February 2010 Rio Carnaval  I took over 600 images at this night alone, but don't worry, I selected only a few dozen to share - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010 Rio Carnaval  The apotheosis comes at Rio Carnaval when life stands still for 5 consecutive days and nights - February 2010 Carnaval in Rio  Ofcourse cameras are zoomed in to the women - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010
Rio Carnaval  Daily life comes to an absolute  stand-still during carnival - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010 Rio Carnaval  Rio Carnival 2010 opening ceremony - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010 Carioca  Cariocas dancing to the rythm of the Samba - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010 Rio Carnaval  A samba school gets exactly 80 minutes to parade the full stretch of the Sambadrome - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010
Rio Carnaval  Beautiful example of a parade - Rio de Janeiro - February 14, 2010 Rio Carnaval  I arrived in Rio de Janeiro, -just a few hours before the official kick-off of Rio Carnival 2010- untill the sad moment I had to leave the "Cidade Maravilhosa" (Beautiful City) I enjoyed every single minute on the most magical grounds of Brazil. -  February 2010 Sambadrome  Music and dance fills the Sambadrome - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010 Carnaval  3 foreigners in Brazil - a Peruvian, a Belgian and a Malaysian - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010
Brazil  Samba schools competing for this year's winner - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010 Sambadrome  Participating in the world's biggest party is an unforgetable event - Rio de Janeiro - February 14, 2010 Rio Carnaval  Theme : Mexico - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010 Rio Carnaval  The capacity of the Sambadrome is 90.000 people - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010
Rio Carnaval  The Sambadrome consists of 700m stretch of the Marqués de Sapucai street, converted into a permanent parade ground with bleachers built on either side - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010 Rio Carnaval  A continously stream of Samba and dance goes on untill the wee hours - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010 Rio Carnaval  Thousands of people working year-round to prepare for next carnival - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010 Rio Carnaval  Costumes rich in fantasy - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010
Rio Carnaval  The first line-up of Samba schools is on sunday, the second on monday - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010 Rio Carnaval  No need a lot of textile - not just the tempearature but the atmosphere as well is hot - Rio de Janeiro - February 2010 Rio Carnaval  Rio Carnival is covered by tv-stations the world over - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010 P1050863  This year, Madonna gave act de presence with an opening speech - Rio de Janeiro - February 2010
Sambadrome  Overview of the Sambadrome - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010 Sambadrome  I was so fortunate to have a front seat at sector 5, right in the middle of the Sambadrome. Which resulted in hundreds of great images I could shoot - February 14, 2010 Rio Carnaval  Nowhere else in the world, you'll find more sensual, exotic and pretty women then here in Rio - February 14, 2010 Rio Carnaval  If Tokyo is a male domain, then Rio is definitely a female domain - Rio de Janeiro - February 2010
Rio Carnaval  The biggest of all parties worldwide - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010 Rio Carnaval  I seldom came across such a lively event - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010 Rio Carnaval  If ever I get the chance, I'll definitely go back again some day with carnival - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010 Rio Carnaval  Fine example of Rio's famous cariocas - February 14, 2010
Rio Carnaval  Making friends with Rio Carnival officials - Brazil - february 14, 2010 Rio Carnaval  Blocos (street parties) are held throughout the day all over the city of Rio during carnival - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010 Rio Carnaval  Party time in the streets of Copacabana - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010 Rio Carnaval  A bloco, or a streetparty has 3 main ingredients : beer, dance and happiness - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010
Rio Carnaval  Young or old, everybody who can shake their hips is most welcome - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010 Rio Carnaval  Blocos, Rio's streetparty - Brazil - february 14, 2010 Rio Carnaval  Bloco on its way to Copacabana - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - february 14, 2010 Rio Carnaval  Keep dancing to the beats of the samba - Copacabana - Brazil - february 14, 2010