Last month we had carnaval celebrations in Santo Domingo. I thought that was the end of the carnaval season. It was not. Several of the smaller towns like Bani, Bonao and Cotui had celebrations in the weeks after carnaval was celebrated in Santo Domingo. One Sunday, some friends and I were driving and decided to head somewhere, but nowhere in particular. We pull into a town that was having their local carnaval celebrations. Actually, because next month there will be congressional elections, it was more like a large campaign rally for those seeking office. While watching the parade of humanity we noticed this tall 6 foot 3 gentleman at the top. My Dominican friend was trying to make small talk with him. To no avail. I then decide to shoot the photo of him above to remember him by. Fast forward to yesterday. I have a friend here and he is looking at the photos on my computer and told me he knew him. Fast forward to this morning and these are photos that I took in the vestibule of my building this Sunday morning. Now I will pass him on to Ernest so we can some professional photos. Great, beautiful day thus far.