Monday, April 16, 2007

Sechseläuten Children's Parade


The main event on Sechseläuten Sunday is the Children's Parade. The kids wear historical costumes representing the guilds, carry flowers to welcome Spring, and hand out candy to spectators. It's usually cloudy and chilly during this time of the year, but the last few days have been gloriously bright and sunny, and hot, hot, hot! (around 24-25C yesterday, I think) Though cute, the poor kids were wilting underneath those heavy velvet dresses, tights, hats, vests, long sleeves, etc...This is one of my favorite pictures because it's one of the few where the boy is smiling. These boys represented the bakers' guild and were handing out breadrolls instead of candy. A few more pictures of kids (some looking less thrilled than others) in heavy costumes here.

5 comments:

richard said...

I like the low viewpoints in this and the other photos - works really well.
(your right - it was hot - made me wonder about the wisdom of all the (heavy) camera gear I've invested in)

AinZ said...

he, he, I'm short, so rather than fighting for space with other people taking pictures, standing on my tiptoes and peeking over other people's shoulders, I find it a lot easier to just sit on the curb and stay out of other people's way. (won't be able to do that today though--didn't buy tickets for one of the benches). I had no hopes of getting a shot like yours of one of the kids in the carriages--too high!

Abraham Lincoln said...

A very nice photograph of an important event. I like the idea of handing out bread. So much healthier than candy.

Abraham Lincoln

RamblingRound said...

Yum! I'll take breadrolls. Looks like a fun festival.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Cool parade! Love your commentary.