Saturday, February 17

Barcelona Carnival 2007: Feather Mask

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Carnival 2007 is on, today there will be a parade or Rua de Carnaval departing at 20:30 from carrer Gran de Gràcia/Plaça de Lesseps up to Als Jardinetes de Gràcia. There will be other parades but this will be the biggest. Schools like every year in Barcelona, organized their own carnestoltes where the strangest costumes could be seen. I took two scores of photographs of kids in assorted outfits but I was not expecting the cherry on top at the very end of yesterday's party, in my daughter's schoolyard. Mysteriouly and seductively, out of the blue, showed up this woman wearing an attractive smile behind an exuberant feather mask, like an illustrious lady travelling incognito on a secret affair during a Venetian Masquerade.


Anonymous susan said...

Great mask..and you give her such a wonderful feel of mystery.

6:29 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

Oh, Carlos, that is so gorgeous - everythign about it - your photo, the woman, the mask, the cape, capturing the atmosphere. You've brought a little bit of carneval to me! Thanks.

9:46 AM  
Blogger edwin s said...

That is a great mask. i would definately wear it without a doubt :)

I guess we'll have the priviledge of seeing carnivale pictures?

3:38 PM  
Blogger Dsole said...

Qué máscara más bonita!
y eso que a mí lo del as máscaras siempre me ha dado un poco de cosilla... será culpa de Kubrick y Eyes Wide Shut. Disfruta del finde!

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Brandon said...

Wonderful capture! Very exotic! :)

1:21 AM  
Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

Cool photo! The Mardi Gras in Louisiana are celebrated a lot differently from other carnivals.

N.B.: I lived in Louisiana many years ago.

7:10 AM  
Blogger Oya said...

That is a wonderfull capture. I felt that I am there...

10:44 AM  
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