Samba City burns; Carnival goes on!

What a sickening site we saw from our sun terrace, just off the pool yesterday morning during breakfast….a plumb of dark gray and black smoke filling the sky.  Only later did we find out it was several buildings burning in Samba City; an area of warehouses where many of the Samba schools build and house their massive floats, costumes and props.  It was confirmed later in the day that several of the buildings were completely destroyed along with several floats, but the Mayor of Rio, Eduardo Paes, vowed that ”Samba City will start to be rebuilt from this week” and insisted every single samba school would take part.  Here are a couple photos I took of the sky yesterday morning. -Lance