Venice Carnival 2014

What happens in fantasy 

can be more involving than what happens in life–

and thank goodness for that.

Roger Ebert

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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.

Click on “Leave a Comment” (above left) to share what your fantasy costume might be.

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Christine et Eric Plas

followed the yellow brick road from France

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Almost a kiss by Pierre and Dominique

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If you were wondered “Where’s the party?”

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Should we tell?

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Anabella from Estonia checks her makeup

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I just love how the background complements this ensemble

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I’m a night owl who didn’t know

catching the rising sun could be such fun

with Jeanne of France 

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A rose and a serenade for mi amore

on Burano Island


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Love the shadows matching the pointy hats on

Monika and Peter Gowitzke from Germany

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The opulence of this flamingo theme

is one of my Carnival favorites

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A most adorable party peeper

xoxox

© Sharon Birke

201 697 1947

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xoxox

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. deborahkolb
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 17:08:55

    WoW what gorgeous picture so wish I were there with you!!!

    Reply

  2. Mountain
    Feb 27, 2014 @ 08:34:27

    The costumes are incredible! The colors are so bright and festive and the detail is unbelievable. The colors of the city also makes the event belong. It is so hard to choose my favorite but the little party peeper is up there! I looked online at some of the events there and one caught my eye, the Venice Carnival Party Cruise on Venetian Galleon so I think a Pirate would be my fantasy costume. What alter beauty is created with your mask, Sharky? 😉

    Mountain

    Reply

  3. Nhaelle
    Mar 12, 2014 @ 18:59:18

    Jolie photo. Merci ! Nhaelle de France

    Reply

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