Venice – Venetian Carnival Masks

Here are a few shots of Venetian carnival masks which are impossible to miss on the streets of Venice.  An ancient tradition, the masks are normally worn during the carnival of Venice which apparently is not to be missed.   The masks were historically used to hide social standing so that all levels of society could converse or even flirt freely without being judged.  The carnival takes place annually during February/March.

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