History and Carnival: Photoresk – the Brussels Photography going Tournay
Tournay, the 2nd oldest Town of Belgium (after Tongeren). The picturesque medieval city center. The beautiful market place, the the river Escaut (“Schelde” in Dutch), some UNESCO world heritage sites and –
Carnival? Yes, Carnival!
When nearly everywhere in the rest of the world the carnival season is over, the inner part of Tournai is closed for traffic to celebrate carnival. Probably a good idea to wait ’till spring and definitely something not to miss while in Belgium. Details about the carnival in Tournai can be found here (in french) http://www.carnavaldetournai.be/
There was an parade starting at 14:30 at four different places heading towards the centre. This was be a fantastic opportunity to take great picture of Belgium habits 😉 and the city.
We took the train from Brussels central at noon and returned to Brussels at around 20:00. Trains Brussels – Tournai are ever hour.
Easy by train – Brussels, Turnay every hour, one hour ride
guarding the monument
green meets techno
girls dancing everywhere
this Pharaoh in the confetti rain
what’s standard in Brussels can be considered as costume in Tournai
every car has powerful confetti cannons
three super nanni’s
South wallonian shoe design
is this “serious picture taking”?
oh, sorry, my French is not perfect… 😉
and the female too
to keep warm…
the the river Escaut (“Schelde” in Dutch)
remember those Bunnies?
lovely music everywhere
again – thank you for the pose!
and you too!
drink and drive!
yes, it’s a whoopy
up, up in the sky
later – they will burn
he is doing it now already
the parade continues
reaching the centre
the beer for 1,50 EUR
carnival can be a serious business
now – burn, burn, burn
now it’s burning
you could feel the heat even from the distance
ok, back home to Brussels…. and plan the next Photoresk meet-up
If you want to learn more about Photoresk – Brussels Photography, check out this site: http://www.meetup.com/Photoresk/