Monday, February 15, 2016

Series - Tampa's Gasparilla Parade 1

Greetings from the Hermit Writer.

Tampa has an annual festival called Gasparilla.

Named after a local legend, the pirate Jose Gaspar.

For whatever reason we celebrate his illegalities with multiple parades. 

A daytime parade with only minimal drunkenness.

A whole boatload of people attend.

I don't attend the Ybor, nighttime parade. A little too rowdy for my taste.

The nighttime parade boast plenty of bared breasts. But I like visiting with ladies, like these two.

And besides, I don't know how to take decent pictures at night.

The daytime parade has plenty of nice people giving away beeds.

And I'm not averse to nice-LOOKING people, fully dressed, either.

18 comments:

  1. It does look like fun.
    I suspect Jose Gaspar would be happier with the boozy night time celebrations, but his party is over.

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  2. Feathers and long ones at that.
    Looks interesting.
    What have you done to the hair of the women?

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  3. Looks very colourful - perfect for you.

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  4. Neat parade pics! Happy President's Day to you too! :-)

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  5. Cool, pirates on parade. Wonderful colorful photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  6. It's interesting how we celebrate pirates. Modern day pirates are not nice people so I doubt they were way back when. ;)) Your photos are fun though!

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  7. What a great parade idea....thoughts of Johnny Depp come to mind.

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  8. Carnival is here, grand images.

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  9. What fun. I enjoy fun. In small doses. LOL

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  10. Gosh this is darn cool, how'd I miss it? :)

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  11. What a great photo opp and so colorful. I would have loved to be there with my camera. You've got some great shots.

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  12. Your photos are vivid and wonderful. I think you have a talent for portraits as well as your other talent ;-)

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  13. Your photos are vivid and wonderful. I think you have a talent for portraits as well as your other talent ;-)

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  14. Fantastic! Love those hats. :)

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  15. Looks like lots of fun...pretty, colorful outfits!!

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  16. Fun shots of the parade - and so colourful!

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  17. Great parade---we have the Seafair Pirates here in August. tradition!
    MB

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