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Re-posted with a slightly different post process softening the contrast to avoid the partial overexposure. I used a simpler method of sharpening and a slight burn of edges facing the sky.

In the month of May every 4th year the students at the University of Lund arrange a Carnival, which literally is turning the city upside down. This has been done since 1849 with a variation of intervals, but after WW2 (1946) and until this day it's every four years.

For three days on a weekend they close off Lundagård - the park situated in the city center which is surrounded by prominent buildings like the Cathedral, the University main building and the Student's union building – turning it into an area of scenes, enjoyments and academic jokes.

But the main attraction is the Carnival procession passing through the city on both the Saturday and the Sunday. For a couple of hours the 750 dressed up students on the 26 carriages make fun of different topicalities - such as the upcoming Swedish election, the bird flue or different reality shows.

Together with 450 members of 14 brass bands – more or less organized – they entertain the 200.000 spectators lining the streets each day. And the abundance of imaginative solutions to be able to see the processions has no limits – especially not among those just a little bit too old to participate.

Being much older, I enjoyed watching the viewers!

Image rotated 0.18°CW, cropped, ran autolevels, increased brightness +5 and contrast +5, increased saturation +10 and reduced in red –10, NeatImage 30%, resized for TE, slight burn of edges facing the sky, sharpened, framed and saved for Web.

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