What happens in fantasy
can be more involving than what happens in life–
and thank goodness for that.
Among my favorites in posing, Nhaelle de France
If you can visit Venice only once in your entire lifetime, time it for Carnival and bring the kids! This annual winter festival of masquerade and fantastic costumes can be traced back to the beginning of the 14th Century when months before Lent, everyone in town wore masks to break down social barriers and playfully defy differentiation between nobility and the common people.
Today, an international crowd of 3 million revelers congregate and make time to dress up in their original and fantastic creations or an elegant wardrobe of authentic period pieces. Those in full regalia are so very kind and accommodating in holding a pose for your camera. Can you imagine the time and effort each costume takes to create and transport, never mind wearing them all day in heat or cold for the two weeks of the fabulous Venice Carevale. I’ll let the photographs speak eloquently for themselves. You bet it wasn’t easy choosing which creations to exclude here.
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Christine et Eric Plas
followed the yellow brick road from France
Almost a kiss by Pierre and Dominique
If you were wondered “Where’s the party?”
Should we tell?
Anabella from Estonia checks her makeup
I just love how the background complements this ensemble
I’m a night owl who didn’t know
catching the rising sun could be such fun
with Jeanne of France
A rose and a serenade for mi amore
on Burano Island
Love the shadows matching the pointy hats on
Monika and Peter Gowitzke from Germany
The opulence of this flamingo theme
is one of my Carnival favorites
A most adorable party peeper
© Sharon Birke
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