Bridget Davey Pictures | Venice Carnival 2015


It’s February 2015 and I lastly made to the Venice Carnival. It has been on my Bucket Listing for fairly a while and I can now tick it off. However I cherished the competition and the photograph alternatives there a lot, I’m already planing to return subsequent 12 months 🙂 

I’ll add slightly journey weblog in a while this month, stuffed with suggestions what to do and the place to go and naturally with photographs, however for now, listed here are a number of the most lovely and unimaginable handcrafted masks and costumes I’ve ever seen. The small print are simply superb and a BIG Thank You to the great fashions, who popping out on daily basis and posing for photographs. You’re all superb!


The Carnival of Venice or Carnival di Venezia is an annual competition in Venice. The Carnival ends with the Christian celebration of Lent, 40 days earlier than Easter on Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Grass, Pancake Tuesday).

The competition is well-known for its elaborate masks and costumes. It’s mentioned that the Carnival of Venice began from a victory of the Serenissima Repubblica in opposition to the Patriarch of Aquileia in 1162. In honor of the victory, individuals began to bounce and met up in San Marco Sq.. It turned official within the Renaissance. Underneath the rule of the King of Austria the competition was outlawed in 1797 and using masks turned forbidden. The Carnival returned in 1979 because the Italian authorities determined to convey again the historical past and tradition of Venice.

Masks have all the time been an necessary characteristic of the Venetian Carnival. Historically individuals had been allowed to put on them between the competition of Santo Stefano (St Stephens Day on twenty sixth December) and the beginning of the Carnival season at midnight of Shrove Tuesday.


Venice Carnival or Carnival di Venezia 2015

Pictures can be found to licence direct over me or over Getty Photographs and are additionally out there as restricted top quality Wall Artwork. 

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