Friday, February 24, 2006

Venice Carnivale Photos

We were lucky to have a beautiful day yesterday at Carnivale in Venice. The costumes were even more magnificent than the weather and the wife went crazy with the camera while I drank my fill of Vin Brule. To see the photos, click the link below:

Venice Carnivale Photos


kitty said...

Absolutely FABULOUS! What a difference from the the drag parade of Mardi Gras in The Big Easy. Is it true that in Europe the celebration is more closely tied to the church?

Rik said...

Not really Kitty. I think all winter carnivals have their origins in the Catholic church but while European ones are more tame than Mardi Gras, they're still not that religious in nature.

Dutched Pinay on Expatriation said...

People say the best Carnaval in Europe is the one in Venice, where it all began.

There are so much theories about this Carnaval thing. Even before the Catholic Church made it known, its been there already practiced by many for centuries. I've also posted the same topic... but I guess nowadays, Carnaval is simply about frolicking and nothing spiritual anymore.

Anyway, Carnaval is also big here in Holland but only in the south... sadly we are not from there.

Love gluhwein and the beautiful pics. So posh and elegant!