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Sunday, 6 January 2013

Carnaval: optochthal

Optochthal, I don't even know how to translate this: "parade warehouse"?
Anyway, Carnaval is approaching fast, it will be around February 10th, and the preliminaries are in progress everywhere.
I visited a local warehouse where the parade wagons are made; there were a lot of people working on different wagons.
The whole place was crammed with objects, there must be at least 60 wagons, old and new, in store or in the process of being assembled.
I made a few drawings on location, this is the group "Vanalbijee" (translated from our local dialect that means "assembled from all sorts").
They are making a wagon with the theme "bakery". The clown-like baker will hover over a huge assortment of breads, "vlaaien" (a local variety of flat fruitcakes), cakes and cupcakes.
They were still welding and covering the structure with papier maché.

Optochthal van Hoensbroek/Heerlen, de groep Vanalbijee (van alles bijelkaar) druk aan het lassen aan hun carnavalswagen. Er waren daar minstens 60 wagens in die hal, geweldig.

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