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Carnival cemetery

A damaged carnival statue of a mermaid abandoned on the work yard behind the Samba school workshops in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 15 February 2012. Most of the large carnival floats, colorful designs and fancy costumes are dismantled, cut into pieces or simply thrown into garbage right after the last day of the Carnival. The low-tech materials as fiberglass, plastic or polystyrene, which most of the of the carnival floats and statues are made of, are stocked in the warehouses to be recycled and used in the future parades. However, there is no use for some of the statues so they slowly fall apart into pieces forming a ?Carnival cemetery? in the industrial yards around the port of Rio de Janeiro.
A damaged carnival statue of a mermaid abandoned on the work yard behind the Samba school workshops in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 15 February 2012. Most of the large carnival floats, colorful designs and fancy costumes are dismantled, cut into pieces or simply thrown into garbage right after the last day of the Carnival. The low-tech materials as fiberglass, plastic or polystyrene, which most of the of the carnival floats and statues are made of, are stocked in the warehouses to be recycled and...
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Date > 15 Feb 2012

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