Saturday, August 2, 2008

Everyone loves a parade!

Today was the annual Gay Pride Parade in Amsterdam. Over 80 boats floated down the Prinsengracht canel in a 4 hour affair that had hoardes of people lining the streets, sitting on bus stops and climbing construction scaffolding to get a view. The boats had great music and everyone seemed to be having a good time. Even local governments and corporations like IBM had a presence.

The spectators also had fun with the event, including this dog with his, well - extra arm.

A lot of the boats were fairly casual with people just floating down the river drinking and dancing - but others like this one had a theme and choreography. Definitely a party unique to Amsterdam.

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