Colors-masks-music: the beauty of carnival

It is almost here! We all waited for a year and now it finally came. Next thursday carnival will officially start. For 6 days and 6 nights the city will transform itself into a giant mess of colors, masks, musical groups and hopefully happy people! For us, carnival is the moment during the year where we can forget about everything and anything and just have fun. All dressed up (this year I will wear the same outfit as last..pirate! And one night only the crazy-geisha costume!!) we walk through the city dancing, drinking and having absolute fun. I love it. Still, after writing the previous post, I can still relate carnival with some of the terms I used, especially "behind". For some reason many people, during carnival, assume a complete different character, personality. Is it only because, behind a mask, they feel safer to be themselves? Who knows...I do not wear a mask only because it itches and it makes it really hard to drink!!!!!

Thinking about colors, music, fun, costumes/dresses, strange materials, weaving and structure (or non-structure!) here are some more images.


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1 comments:

February 17, 2009 at 5:24 PM ML said...

intoxication is a mask that reveals.

all masks reveal more than they can ever conceal...