In the hotel I work the walls are covered with old pictures of Nice, reflecting some of the highlights of Cote d’Azur’s capital: the beach; the casino; the celebrities.
However, my favorite photos are the ones dedicated to the Carnival. In these photos, dated from the beginning of 1900’s, some giant figures stand out from a huge crowd of people in the city center of Nice.
Every time I see these photos it reminds me of Jonathan Swift’s novel ‘Gulliver’s Travels’, a book that always surprise me for its surreal world. Having the chance to attend Nice Carnival was a great surprise!! [You can see the photo essay here]
This event is one of the oldest and most important in the world and I understood why: during the day there are the famous ‘flower battles’ and at night the program includes a colorful parade of illuminated floats in a festive ambiance.
The party is ensured by hundreds of acrobats and musicians from all around the world in a truly special and unique spectacle. Nice Carnival goes until next weekend. If you have the chance you should come to watch and live it by yourself.
Even if you can´t find Gulliver you´ll meet the King of Energy, the monarch that rules Nice these days.