Monday, February 9, 2009

Inspired by Cirque du Soleil

I did this layout for a ScrapMojo prompt - to be inspired by the Cirque du Soleil website. The images are so incredible - the colors, the characters, the stories. I would love to see a Cirque du Soleil show - ah ha! to be put on my short list - Cirque du Soleil is in Orlando. I will plan a trip up there and make reservations for Cirque and a hotel.

This layout is inspired by KOOZA which is playing in Atlanta and is of Carnival when we were living in Trinidad in 2000. The most popular song that year was "so I woke up this morning and just realized Carnival come back again". The photo with the sailboats is where we were - on one of the sailboats just across from the land from where an outdoor rock club was located. The music would last all night and was so LOUD that the bulkheads on our boat would vibrate - needless to say, we could not sleep on the nights just before Carnival. We visited the shops where the costumes were made, we visited the bars where the pan bands practiced, and we actually went to lectures at the musem where they explained the political and social significance of Carnival in the history of Trinidad - totally fascinating! Then on Jouvay (4am on Sunday) we went downtown to watch the crazy parades where people throw mud at each other and on Mardis Gras we went to watch the parades and festivities. Truly an incredible and memorable experience!

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