Monday, February 16, 2009

The Venetian Carnival in Venice

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Women wearing historical costumes are carried through Saint Mark's Square in a procession, called the "Festa delle Marie", marking the start of the carnival in Venice February 15, 2009. The procession is in memory of the liberation of young brides who were kidnapped and robbed of their jewels by Istrian pirates in 948 A.D.[Agencies]



A masked reveller stands near St Mark's square during the Venetian Carnival in Venice February 14, 2009.[Agencies]



A masked reveller stands near St Mark's square during the Venetian Carnival in Venice February 14, 2009.[Agencies]

A masked reveller stands near St Mark's square during the Venetian Carnival in Venice February 14, 2009.[Agencies]



Masks hang the wall of the shop near St Mark's square during the Venetian Carnival in Venice February 14, 2009.[Agencies]

Masked revellers stand in front of gondolas near St Mark's square during the Venetian Carnival in Venice February 14, 2009.[Agencies]



Masked revellers rest at an entrance of Doge's Palace near St Mark's square during the Venetian Carnival in Venice February 14, 2009.[Agencies]

Masked revellers stand near St Mark's square during the Venetian Carnival in Venice February 14, 2009.[Agencies]



Masked revellers kiss each other in front of the bell tower of St Mark's square during the Venetian Carnival in Venice February 14, 2009.[Agencies]

A woman is reflected in a mirror during the Venetian Carnival in Venice February 13, 2009.[Agencies]



Italian designer Antonia Sautter (L) smiles near a woman dressed up in a historical costume designed by Sautter for the Venetian Carnival in Venice February 13, 2009.[Agencies]



A woman wears a historical costume creation by designer Antonia Sautter for the Venetian Carnival in Venice February 13, 2009.[Agencies]

A woman receives assistance in wearing a historical costume creation by designer Antonia Sautter for the Venetian Carnival in Venice February 13, 2009.[Agencies]



A reveller stands near the columns in St. Mark's Square during the Venetian Carnival in Venice February 13, 2009.[Agencies]

A woman receives assistance in putting on a mask while dressing up in a historical costume creation by designer Antonia Sautter for the Venetian Carnival in Venice February 13, 2009.[Agencies]




A woman wears a historical costume creation by designer Antonia Sautter for the Venetian Carnival in Venice February 13, 2009.[Agencies]

Italian designer Antonia Sautter (L) talks with a woman as she wears a historical costume designed by Sautter for the Venetian Carnival in Venice February 13, 2009.[Agencies]



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1 comment:

situseattle said...

Beautiful photography. Stunning designs in mask and dress. Wish I could whisk my way over some February to participate in the frivolity of the season!

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All the very best for a healthy and costumed 2009!!!