Weird Things Around the World
Weird Things Around the World:
An actor performs during a parade at the Barranquilla’s carnival in Colombia.
A reveller of the Vila Isabel samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome.
A general view inside “The Merlion Hotel”, an art installation by Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi, in Singapore. The art installation, which is part of the Singapore Biennale, comprises of a luxurious temporary hotel room built around the iconic Singapore landmark, the Merlion (R). It will host overnight guests from April 4 to May 5 at S$150 ($118) a night and will be opened to public in the day during that period.
Children dressed as devils wait at the Malecon (seaside boulevard) to take part in the last day of the annual national carnival in Santo Domingo.
Visitors look at a food exhibit during the 86th traditional Herring Feast at the Grand hotel Union in Ljubljana. Shrove Tuesday marks the end of the traditionally merry and lively Shrovetide carnival and Ash Wednesday signifies the beginning of the forty-day period of Lent as the preparation for the biggest Christian holiday, Easter.
A carnival float with papier-mache figures representing U.S. President Barack Obama encouraging a camel to go through the eye of a needle, is pictured during the Monday carnival parade in the western German city of Cologne. The Rose Monday parades in Cologne, Mainz and Duesseldorf, with their popular floats satirising the year’s big news events, are the highlight of the German street carnival season.
Some of thousands of padlocks clipped by lovers onto the railings of the Pont des Arts bridge over the River Seine in Paris are seen on a spring morning in Paris. The Pont Neuf bridge and the Ile de la Cite island in the river Seine can be seen at rear.