Monday, May 28, 2012

Carnival!

We visited this annual San Francisco multi-ethnic festival, which was bright and full of colors. My mom knew one of the dancers and the performances - dance and music - were as vivid as the costumes. The kids wanted to know more about the history and I loved their inquisitiveness; we saw traces of our Italy studies and Venice's carnival in some of the traditions, though clearly the music and costumes also had Caribbean roots.   I'm also noticing lots of nature awareness - on our way back to the car, G spotted an American robin sitting on her nest hidden high in a magnolia tree on the street.  I wouldn't have seen it in a million years myself, but was thrilled by their excitement at this discovery!

 

Checking out the Mission district murals

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