It’s almost carnival time in Brazil. Across the country, drums are thundering as the ‘schools of samba’ step up their rehearsals. And the carnival parade designers (the carnavalescos) are in the thick of their ingenious, crazy, colourful preparations.
It’s also tropical rain time. Wild storms fill the skies most afternoons.
And sometimes that’s not a good combination.
This photo (from the Folha de São Paulo newspaper, a few years ago) tells a story about carnival.
Models being made for a parade by one of São Paulo’s schools of samba were carried away by flood water. They ended up in one of the city’s rivers, stuck below a bridge. That’s a bus going past above.