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Carnival - FOTOS NOW
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Author:  Adrian [ Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Carnival - FOTOS NOW

The word 'carnival' comes from the latin 'carne vale' which means 'away from meat'. In Greek we call it 'apĆ³kreo' which also means away from meat. Carnival is the period leading up to Lent and here in Greece it all starts tomorrow. The church is the main focus of the festival but there are many folk aspects to it. We'll try to keep you informed and post pictures of the festivities.

Author:  Adrian [ Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Carnival

Tonight was the start of the festivities. There was a float in the shape of a ship with a crew of acrobats and musicians. They paraded through town and ended up in the main square for the official opening, a short show and a firework display. I was very tired and only took a few fotos this time and went home early.


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The ship!


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Strange monsters on stilts


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This one stole my hat as well


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Acrobat dangling from the yardarm

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Acrobat



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Coloured flares made things a lot more interesting!

Author:  larrym [ Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Carnival - FOTOS NOW

Now I'm in a festive mood \:D/ Some beautiful colors in that one shot. Looking forward to many more pictures when you're not as tired, Adrian!


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Author:  ConnieS [ Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Carnival

This is the one I find compelling--interestingly, for the lack of color. And, of course, for the rich textures. Beautiful photography, Adrian.

Adrian wrote:
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Author:  Jim Wright [ Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Carnival - FOTOS NOW

Nice shots ... looks like Mardi Gras in New Orleans .. but your costumes are much better than they use to be when I lived over there. More please .... brings back memories.

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