The Venice Carnival, opening February 16, 2019

These are my pictures of the carnivale from 2017.  I can hardly believe that I never got around to posting them.  It was a wild, exuberant experience I will never forget.

Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s event: https://veniceevents.com/news-blogs/venice-carnival-2019-dates-and-events

And now, finally, 2 years late, my photos:

 

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I was in Venice in 2017 for the water parade. Amazing floats skimmed along the Rio di Cannaregio waterways. It was quite a spectacle.  I managed to get a bird’s eye view in the 2nd floor home of a perfect stranger, a delightful Venetian man and his wife!  All of these images were shot from their window.

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As I left, I got a couple of shots of the delightful Venetian man who shared his window with me and a woman from Russia who went with me to Venice.

 

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The Russian woman (we were classmates in Italian language school in Florence) wanted to buy an elaborate mask and she did!

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The wigs available in Venice at this time of year are astounding.

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And the costumes, oh my Lord!

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Santa Maria della Salute, possibly the world’s most beautiful church and location.

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This American winter, 2019

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Jan. 30, 2019 Ice covers the Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago. Photos: See how Midwest is dealing with record-breaking cold from polar vortex Scott Olson/Getty Images, Washington Post

 

Screen Shot 2019-02-09 at 11.06.45Jan. 30, 2019 In this image obtained from social media, frozen pants stand alone in Saint Anthony Village, Minn. Pam Metcalf/Reuters, Washington Post

 

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Jan. 21, 2019 On the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Daniela Fuentes, 9, of Alexandria, Va., slides across a strip of ice at the MLK memorial in Washington, D.C. Photos: See how the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is being honored on his national day of remembrance Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post

 

Screen Shot 2019-02-09 at 11.15.09Jan. 13, 2019 Snow falls around the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post