Carnival

Over the weekend we made long journey over snow covered autobahns and horrible traffic up to a little corner of Nordrhein-Westfalen near the Dutch border. The reason: Carnival. Saturday night was spend among the costumed crowds in Cologne (home to the tallest cathedral in Germany). I’ve never been to Mardi Gras, but imagine it would be something similar, except the for the German Carnival songs that everyone is singing and dancing to the entire night.

On Sunday we went to a cool little parade in the town of Ratheim, near where we were staying.
2009 German Carnival parade photo, Ratheim, Germany.  Cody Duncan Photography

2009 German Carnival parade photo, Ratheim, Germany.  Cody Duncan Photography
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Lots of photos below – Für mehr Bilder klicken

At some train station waiting to go to Cologne. I only brought my little point & shoot camera with me, so only 2 photos from the night.
Carnival. Cody Duncan photography

Carnival. Cody Duncan photography

Photo’s from the parade in Ratheim:
2009 German Carnival parade photo, Ratheim, Germany.  Cody Duncan Photography

2009 German Carnival parade photo, Ratheim, Germany.  Cody Duncan Photography

2009 German Carnival parade photo, Ratheim, Germany.  Cody Duncan Photography

2009 German Carnival parade photo, Ratheim, Germany.  Cody Duncan Photography

2009 German Carnival parade photo, Ratheim, Germany.  Cody Duncan Photography

2009 German Carnival parade photo, Ratheim, Germany.  Cody Duncan Photography

2009 German Carnival parade photo, Ratheim, Germany.  Cody Duncan Photography

2009 German Carnival parade photo, Ratheim, Germany.  Cody Duncan Photography

2009 German Carnival parade photo, Ratheim, Germany.  Cody Duncan Photography

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