Thursday, February 12, 2009

Carnevale a Venezia!

Carnival in Venice was revived in the late 70s and has been going strong ever since. For the ten days before Lent, the city is a festival of color, style, and creativity. In fact some of the people who don masques spend all year planning and sewing their costumes. The results are fantastic!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Carnival Approaches

Last November I had the chance to go to New Orleans and visit Glinda. Although I had a great time visiting her, hearing great music groups, and walking past all the beautiful balconies in the French Quarter, I also got a big kick out of the costumes and props at Kern's MardiGras World.

This year I won't have a chance to visit New Orleans for the grand carnival festivities, but maybe I'll be able to go next year instead. In the meantime, if you're in the area...... be sure to check it out!

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