Since Drawgers are posting their Memorial Day shots, I thought I'd post what my neighborhood's parade was...
We live in the Inner Mission of San Francisco, which is a mostly Latin area. Something about the cold SF summer weather has caused the city to switch it's Carnival celebration to Memorial Day weekend, even though this year it was foggy and cold.
Carnival is a huge deal here, with a big parade featuring low-riders, Caribbean bands, Native American displays, scantily clad women and men dancing, awesome drumming and music, the works. People sell home made pupusas, roasted cobs of corn out their front door. In general, it's mayhem and fun - and great street theater.
We live right along the parade's path, so every year we're awoken by the blasting horns and street noise.
This year, I awoke, went into my studio and snapped this picture out of the window.
Back when we first moved here, we'd always go out and experience the party. This year I just did a quick tour out to snap some pictures and see the sites. I need to get a proper digital camera, it's tough capturing the world on a cell phone camera...