When artists Lowri Evans, Renato Bolelli Rebouças and Rodolfo Amorim started to develop the idea of bringing the feel of Brazilian carnaval to the Bridgewater Canal it was very intriguing to imagine what it would look like. When the carnaval arrived in July 2019 it brought a riot of colour, music and performance which was joyous and jagged and perfectly precarious.
That time has now been and gone, leaving behind amazing memories, new friends and stories all connected by the fleeting moments when the canal was transformed for just 3 days.
If you didn't manage to catch it - or indeed if you did - here are a selection of photographs from the event that hint at how strange and magical it was when Brazil came to Salford.
Like all good vessels of note, the Precarious Carnaval flotilla was launched from Barton Aqueduct by a very important guest.