A soccer fan dressed in a traditional carnival costume waits for a German first division soccer match Mainz 05 vs Darmstadt 98 to start (Oct.16). Mainz is one of Germany’s carnival strongholds, although the carnival season only starts Nov.11 (at 11.11.a.m.).
A woman dressed up as an Indian goddess, taken in Mainz, west of Frankfurt, Feb.4, during ‘Weiberfastnacht’, the traditional beginning of the street carnival season in Germany.
A view sidebars of today’s carnival parade in Frankfurt that drew a crowd of about 300,000 revellers (Feb.15), although Frankfurt isn’t actually a carnival hotspot in Germany. Rose Monday parades in Mainz, Düsseldorf or Cologne are usually attended by about one million people each.
A carnivalist with a beer mug as headgear walks past a wall painting before the beginning of the carnival parade in Frankfurt, March 2.
A carnivalist with a plate and typical Frankfurt sausages, the ” Frankfurter Würstchen”, after the annual symbolic storming of the city hall by enthusiasts of carnival, March 1. They took over power from the lord mayor and anybody entering was served free sausages and cider.
(Canon 5dIII, Ef 1.4, 24mm, f 1.4, 1/320sec., 1000 asa)
Carnivalists in their fancy mock uniforms put their heads together for a group shot in Mainz, a city some 40 kms (24 mls) west of Frankfurt, on New Year’s Day to mark the beginning of this year’s street carnival season. Mainz is one of the carnival hotspots in Germany.