As always a very entertaining event. This year we didn’t go to Senate Square because the day was very warm (plus 29 degrees Celsius) and there is no where to stay in the shadow. So we decided to rather stay on the Esplanade, to watch the parade, in the shadow of the trees. Lot of people. The music (very loud) , rhythm, singing, dancing, dancers all is so captivating. And all the colorful dresses. Uff, imagine, those who wore long dresses and heavy headpieces covering all of their head. Must have been sweaty.
Yesterday the Helsinki City Transport celebrated its 70th anniversary. They arranged a tram exhibition of about 10 trams. The oldest, a wooden tram “Jumbo” from 1917. My husband says his family took the tram to visit an aunt in Brändö/Kulosaari when he was 4 years old. Really ? Are you really able to remember it after taking the ride once or is it something you have been told. No, no he said we took the ride more than once. The bridge to the Brändö island, in 1948-1950, was a narrow wooden bridge. I remember well the rattling and shaking. The tram is reconditioned and looks beautiful.
From the trams we went to the Senate Square for the 25th Samba Carnaval. Oh no, it began to rain ! Poor dancers. It rained for about two hours. That was for how long the event took place. Good thing it was not raining too hard. Neither it didn’t bother the dancers. If it did, at least they didn’t show it.