Friday, January 29, 2010


Initially I was standing behind the crowd and taking photos. This meant I had to hold my camera above people's heads to get a photo. I found this quite difficult. Besides darkness was descending upon Kochi.So if have to get a photo I had to use the flash.I pushed myself through the crowd and managed to get close to the floats. Here are some photos for your viewing pleasure. Please click on the photos for a larger view.


Brian Miller said...

wonderful pics! there is such flavor to the culture and you captured that so well. smiles.

hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Hi Joseph, it seems everyone is having a good time. The photo's are extremely good. I felt I was there with everyone celebrating.

Take care.


Amrita said...

The make up artists must be very busy with the festival.

I like the men dressed like Egyptian figures.

Creativity!! said...

Hello Sir,
Beautiful Pictures. Thanks A Lot For Sharing.

Herrad said...

Hi Joseph,

Lovely photos thanks for sharing.

Please come by my blog and pick up your award.

its on Thursdays post.

A New Beginning said...

Ah!Nics pics:) Thanks for giving me an insight into the carnival..enjoyed it throughly!
Have a great weekend!!

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm sure glad you pushed to the front!!! Wonderful! That pic where the person is staring right at you with a sheepish grin is wonderful! Thanks Joseph! Hope all is well with you!

Shiveringly yours from the Great White North,

nikgee said...

A carnival in the U.S. is similar to the circus or fair without all the animals. All ride and exibit for entertainment. On the other hand your concept of carnival not only entertains, is also a celebration?and maybe more seeing the costumes with possible symbolism. Can you enlighten me some?

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Yey... Zoozoo...!!!

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Rema said...

Hi Sir,

Super pics. I enjoyed it. I had a feeling I witnessed a carnival though I have never .... ever.. Next time I want to, if I happen to get a chance.

Thanks for the same,

God bless you and fly.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Rema:)

Many,many thanks. It is not over yet. I am only posting in instalments.

Have a nice day Rema:)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic shots !! Great..Simply amazing!!

Vittaldas Prabhu said...

Wow! This carnival is a splendid mixture of the most revered people/things from all over the world. I saw the Zoozoos as well! That is quite nice.

You took pains to get those photographs getting up so close and the photographs have come out very nicely. I am sure that is a good compensation for all the effort. Thanks for sharing them here.

carylsrealm said...

Fabulous photos! Thanks for sharing! Love the colorful costumes!