Reflecting on Venice Carnival

The end of February and early March marks the end of Carnival season which was unfortunately canceled in 2021, along with the various Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday celebrations around the world this year. I thought I would take a moment and reflect back on my 2019 visit to Carnevale in Venice, Italy 🇮🇹.

My morning routine started by meeting the glorious costumers in St. Mark’s Square at sunrise. The outfits were incredible with every detail in place and professionals from all over the world.

At night, the famous Rialto bridge was packed with people. I was fortunate to meet this “unicorn” who posed for me in front of the iconic location.

I traveled with the talented Bobbi Lane and Lee Varis who arranged terrific photo shoots around the city. Some of my favorites are shown below, including the famous Rose sisters and costumers riding in a gondola.

Carnevale Gondola

A ferry trip to the nearby island of Burano was well worth it, where the bright and colorful buildings created a spectacular scene.

Burano Street

Thank your for engaging in this relook at my Venice trip. See my previous post for more images and stories, including a visit to the glassmakers of Murano.

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