Fort de France offers great positions for enjoying the parades.
Lots of men dressed in drag for today.
The black and white theme is often observed, often not.
I also took his picture with his camera so he could have his own souvenir.
Members of The Men of Clay (well, we didn't name the group).
Death walks the streets of Fort de France. I understand Martinque is the only celebration of Carnevale that has an event on Wednesday - the burning of Vaval.
Hips sway to the beat of the drums
Black and white are the colors for Wednesday.
More cowbell. I want more cowbell.
This group carries the fire that will be used to burn Vaval. I failed to keep track of how many times the circled the entire route, but I counted 4.
One of the few floats in the Vide en Noir et Blanc prior to the buring of Vaval.
Cross-dressing seemed to be the norm for men.
A labor protest against Club Med had been underway for the previous month.
Lounging at dusk
The Cathedrale de St-Louis at dusk.
I'm not sure why this guy is so solemn.
Finally, I got someone to pose for me!
Day glo works well in the Caribbean.
A representation of Vaval.
These guys were mobbed, so I settled for their backs.
Let's see now, I can't remember which one is in costume.
The poliss had binoculars to spy with and water guns.
Strike a pose - every 20 feet, it seemed.
Fort de France in the afterglow of sunset
Leaving Fort de France.
See if you can figure out this optical illusion.
This group of drummer is followed by chanters.