Rotterdam, my City. Summer Carnival / Zomercarnaval 2010

Since 26 years, the last Saturday of July is in Rotterdam reserved for the Summer Carnival. This year 35 groups with in total about 2000 participants entertained the crowd of about 800.000 visitors. But more than an elaborate show with a lot of Caribbean music, it is an event that is used by all kinds of cultural groups to meet and party. It is really the atmosphere of this event that makes it a success.

Photo: Participant of the Summer Carnival Rotterdam 2010, photo by Barend Jan de Jong (Canon 5D mkII, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS USM).

Photo: Participant of the Summer Carnival Rotterdam 2010, photo by Barend Jan de Jong (Canon 5D mkII, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS USM).