Friday, February 5, 2016

“#Carnival in Düsseldorf, Germany hardly shares the fame...

"#Carnival in Düsseldorf, Germany hardly shares the fame of the colorful celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, or of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Outside Germany, it is something of a secret that cities and towns in the Rhine river valley go wild, too, with up to 1 million people taking to the streets. Every year, as the great Carnival parade approaches, the city wants to know one thing: Whom will Jacques Tilly, master float builder, skewer this time? In the past, Jacques has poked fun at U.S. and Russian presidents, German chancellors and Islamic State terrorism. This year, though, the question is whether Jacques will tackle Germany's top topics of conversation: the more than 1 million asylum seekers who arrived last year and the New Year's Eve assaults on scores of women in Cologne. @gordonwelters photographed Svenja Heweling working on a float made by Jacques Tilly's team." By nytimes on Instagram.

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