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 Post subject: Carnival - FOTOS NOW
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:50 pm 
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The word 'carnival' comes from the latin 'carne vale' which means 'away from meat'. In Greek we call it 'apókreo' 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.


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 Post subject: Re: Carnival
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:35 pm 
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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!


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 Post subject: Re: Carnival - FOTOS NOW
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:35 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Carnival
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This is the one I find compelling--interestingly, for the lack of color. And, of course, for the rich textures. Beautiful photography, Adrian.

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 Post subject: Re: Carnival - FOTOS NOW
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:17 pm 
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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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