We all start getting Carnaval fever when we start seeing the large statues go up along the malecon, and the first few were installed yesterday. Then this morning on my walk I saw them installing one that seems to be of Che Guevara playing the guitar. (picture above) In the same picture you’ll also see someone installing what I think is a guy wire into the palm tree.
I’m not sure what all of the rest of the statues represent… that will be revealed in the next few days, I’m sure. But take a look at the first few (a couple snapped as I was driving) and I hope you’ll start getting Carnaval fever, too!
The theme of this year’s Carnaval is Litoralia, which loosely translates to The Skin of the Sea… or the shoreline, the place where the sea meets the shore. There’s more information on Carnaval here.