They have begun invading empty real estate. The shops will be next. Then… global domination!
Yay, we survived the parade. Or more specifically the weather. Yesterday was the big carnaval’s parade in Heerlen, and about two hours before we were heading out it first started to rain like mad and then a torrent of snow started coming down. We were half tempted to stay at home but seeing as the kids were already dressed up and eager to go we braved it anyway.
Luckily once we got there it eventually eased off and everyone had a good time. I must say, having a cute 2 year old is awesome in the candy department as they all came up to Amy to give her lots while she was standing there waving and dancing around cute as a button.
Yesterday Sinterklaas arrived in Heerlen, an event we of course had to witness.
Unfortunately it was rather cold and Sint was running a tad late, so after he arrived and started letting kids get on stage one by one (and there were hundreds and hundreds of kids) we decided to get out of the claustrophobic mayhem and observe a bit from a safe distance while munching on some warm sandwiches instead.
Which translates to ‘Everyday people visit Heerlen’.
I love this exposition by Christel Lechner, the statues work well in the city environment and it’s great to see people have fun with them, walk up to them and take pictures with them.