Tuesday, February 21, 2017

City of Spectacle: Some Views of Today's Carnevale

A costume's wig and hat takes it place among the city's monuments

The Marie of Carnevale brave the weather in an open boat

Though the fog makes it seem their destination must be otherworldly, they ended up heading down the Grand Canal

Spectacle upon spectacle: the costume competition on the main stage in Piazza San Marco

A group of costume competition contestants wait their turn upon the main stage

A contestant with one of the hosts of the festivities

Portrait in pink

A contingent from--as you might guess from their costumes--England

One of the inspired innovations of last year's Carnevale returns this year: artisans work at traditional Venetian crafts in workshop booths around the Piazza

Far from the crowd in the Piazza, a spritz brightens up a gloomy mid-day along the Grand Canal


  1. Beautiful pictures as usual, siór Nonloso. Especially the show of traditional Venetian crafts. Hopefully Carnevale can still be something that can bring Venetians together, even if there will always be plenty of gloating tourists.
    All the best to you and your family, and go easy on the Peccorino. :)

    1. Thanks very much, Andreas, for your kind remarks and wishes. The tourists enjoying weekday Carnevale festivities are usually of the nicest sort one could ask for. It's only on the insanely-crowded weekends (starting on Fridays) that the density of the crowds seem not only damaging to the city but dangerous to the tourists themselves.

      As for the Peccorino, we now have no choice but to go easy on it!

  2. Love the photos. I feel as if I were there!

    1. Thanks very much, conversationalitalian, I'm happy to hear it.