|I do not know what sort of creature this is supposed to be. Nor do I want to.|
Back in May, I had a chance to visit Mardi Gras World in New Orleans. It was spectacular. It was huge, featuring tons of floats, costumes, films. It was part museum and part factory tour, as you could see the construction already happening for Mardi Gras 2014. Now, six months later, I had the opportunity to visit the Museo del Carnaval in Montevideo.
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I've exhausted the list of similarities. I guess the key difference is that Carnaval is celebrated in Montevideo, while in New Orleans (and in Rio and Salvador in Brasil), Mardi Gras/Carnival is an all-comsuming 365-days year way-of-life.
The collection is a work in progress, as it is tiny for its warehourse-sized space. Admission is quite inexpensive, so it was fun to walk around and snap some pictures of the collection. Take a look-see: