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The crowd in the street.
Two of the carts at an intersection on the street. Notice how they are as tall as the building. The cart on the left was called Primavera. It was our favorite. It depicts Botticelli painting his famous "Primavera" painting - while Zeus, the chief of the gods is menacingly overshadowing Botticelli and a beautiful modern day version of the goddess - representing spring - it could be Persephone.
Here we are ready to party. Our first night of Carnival.
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Our favorite group of dancers with the Pimavera float. Primavera dancers.
Sun setting over the piazza where the Carnival activities took place in Sciacca. A view of the serene harbor during Carnival activities.
The carts on parade at Carnival. Many of the carts depict characterize jokingly many social and political issues. We were unable to fully understand the allegories for each. However the third one is called "Americani" and depicts a stature of liberty fallen on her butt, people talking on cell phones, and drawings on the side of Bush and Berlesconi riding in a car together. The song that goes with the cart talks about people in Italy who are trying to be like Americans.
There were children dressed up everywhere we looked. Another Carnival cart. Two Primavera dancers. A cute little duck.
Carol Sue assisting Wally with his face painting. Peppe Nappa - traditional leader of the parade - has origins from the past - depicted as an androgynous person. At the end of the Carnival events the Peppe Nappa cart is burned.

Peter particularly liked the back of the Primavera cart depicting a sad polluted world.

This cart was particularly suggestive as Carol Sue and Kathy noticed.