This year my partner and I decided to go visit the Mardi Gras festival preparations in Sydney. We have all heard and seen the Mardi Gras festival celebrated with vigour and pomp, but meeting the participants up close and personal was an experience not to be missed.
To all those that are unaware, the Sydney Gay and Mardi Gras festival is an annual LGBT pride parade and festival in Sydney, Australia, attended by hundreds and thousands of people from around Australia and overseas. It is interesting to know that the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras is one of Australia’s biggest tourist drawcards, with the parade and dance party attracting many international and domestic tourists.
Here are a few pictures I took of the parade participants, dressed up in their colourful and sometimes outrageous attires. It was a delight to see them strutting their stuff confidently and happily posing for the shutterbugs.
Have any of you been to Mardi Gras? What was your experience like? Please share in the comments below 🙂