Austria …16 photosBelgium …280 photosBhutan …255 photosCambodia …265 photosChina …284 photosFrance …2,650 photosGermany …4,257 photosGreece …1,630 photosIceland …194 photosIndia …3,871 photosItaly …14,222 photosJordan …184 photosKazakhstan …376 photosLaos …1,162 photosMyanmar …308 photosNepal …954 photosNetherlands …1,995 photosNorway …138 photosPeru …1,335 photosRussia …386 photosSuriname …35 photosUnited States …62 photosVatican City136 photosVietnam …251 photosYemen …226 photosAbruzzo …482 photosApulia …1,183 photosBasilicata …968 photosCalabria …353 photosCampania …1,622 photosEmilia-Romagna …636 photosLazio …5,746 photosLiguria …188 photosMolise …26 photosTuscany …1,266 photosUmbria …359 photosVeneto …1,393 photosCarneval of Venice 2007308 photosCarneval of Venice 2011545 photosPadua149 photosVenice121 photosVerona270 photosAlps …314 photosArcheological sites …2,163 photosArchitectures and buildings …1,034 photosBeaches …361 photosBlack-and-white photography …157 photosCastels and palaces …1,523 photosChurches …2,736 photosEtruscans …210 photosFestivals …2,483 photosHilltop villages …3,663 photosHimalayas …2,299 photosLakes …563 photosLost places …712 photosMuseums …1,307 photosOpen-air museums …369 photosRomantic Road …302 photosSeaside villages …2,676 photosSeven billion neighbors458 photosSpace centers …516 photosStrange places …1,151 photosStreet Art …306 photosWorld Heritage Site (UNESCO) …6,590 photosMost beautiful black and white photos64 photosMost beautiful photos of America202 photosMost beautiful photos of Asia302 photosMost beautiful photos of Asia (Middle format)362 photosMost beautiful photos of France105 photosMost beautiful photos of Germany321 photosMost beautiful photos of Greece99 photosMost beautiful photos of Iceland65 photosMost beautiful photos of Italy663 photosMost beautiful photos of Norway68 photosMost beautiful pictures of the Benelux223 photosMost popular pages …Home page …Countries visited …35,472 photosThemes …31,893 photosMost beautiful photos …2,474 photosMost popular pages …Newest pagesSitemapPublicationsContactCarneval of Venice 2011EnglishCarnaval de Venise 2011FrançaisKarneval von Venedig 2011DeutschCarnevale di Venezia 2011ItalianoCarnaval de Veneza 2011PortuguêsCarnaval de Venecia 2011Español

Carneval of Venice 2011545 photos

Description

Carneval of Venice 2011 (1190)
Carneval of Venice 2011 (1190)

Coordinates: 45° 26′ 3″ N, 12° 20′ 21″ E

Masks have always been a central feature of the Carneval of Venice; traditionally people were allowed to wear them between the festival of Santo Stefano (December 26) and the start of the carnival season and midnight of Shrove Tuesday. As masks were also allowed at the Ascension and from October 5 to Christmas, people could spend a large proportion of the year in disguise. Maskmakers (Mascherari) enjoyed a special position in society, with their own laws and their own guild. Venetian masks can be made in leather or with the original glass technique. The original masks were rather simple in design and decoration and often had a symbolic and practical function. Nowadays, most of them are made with the application of gesso and gold leaf and are all hand-painted using natural feathers and gems to decorate.

Photo gallery

Don’t miss: Most beautiful photos of Italy

Pictures taken with a Canon EOS1-Ds Mark III

Map

See also