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Portrait of a lady in blue at the 2008 Carnivale in Venice

graciousmajesty: “ girl-like-that: “ Portrait of a lady in blue at the 2008 Carnivale in Venice (by Frank Kovalchek) ” I promise myself - I’ll spent some carnivals in Venice one day!

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Guardians use them which are color coated with team symbols. Regular people use to conceal identity on streets.

carnival in venice

Carnevale di Venezia - It always takes place during the ten days leading up to Shrove Tuesday. Carnival, being a pre-Lent festival, means 'farewell to meat' and is celebrated throughout Italy. It is a great excuse to don a mask and costume.

#Infographic: A Guide to Venetian Masks #mardigras                              …

Infographic: A Guide to Venetian Masks

Each design represents different characters. For instance, the long nose mask represents plague doctor who treated victims of the plague as the Black Death of Europe in the century. I found it interesting because the mask not only

Would love to attend this carnival some day in Venice, Italy!

Venice Carnival 2013, It's That Magical Time Of Year!

The image of juxtaposed Comedy and Tragedy masks are widely used to represent the Performing Arts, and specifically Drama

The Masquerade. The image of juxtaposed Comedy and Tragedy masks are widely used to represent the Performing Arts, and specifically Drama

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