May 20, 2019

From David and Rachel LeCoq’s Visit With Us in Italy, 2001

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Photo Credits: TrekHound.Com

This post was written some time ago, when this blog was just to keep track of our journeys and see if this online writing thing turned into something we wanted to continue doing.  So please forgive the homespun feel of the piece. Not my most elaborate travel article. For those of you who want to see some interesting Italy pictures however . . .

This is my friend Rachel and her husband. His name is Dave too.

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A husband and wife in carnivale costume.

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Street corner in Venice.

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My Dave with Rachel on the bridge right outside the Venice train station, over the Grand Canal.

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I’m mask shopping in Venice!

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One of the smaller, back-alley canals.

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A smorgasbord of Venetian masks.

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Lady in costume by painted Venetian “barber poles”.

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Rachel and Dave by the Grand Canal.

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Rialto bridge packed with carnivale tourists.

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Grand Canal with water bus.

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Yet another Grand Canal shot.

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Venetian architectural pic.

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Young reveler in a back alley of Venice.

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A quick gondola shot.

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Side shot of Saint Mark’s.

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Great sun costume.  All the people who were dressed up were very good sports about posing for us picture takers.

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Dressed all in gold.

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Three people dressed up like characters in a deck of cards. In Saint Mark’s Square.

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The man in blue and white with the long nose mask let me pose with him.

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Procession in blue on a platform in Saint Mark’s Square.

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Another group of three in coordinating costumes.

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More good sports letting me pose with them. There were so many awesome costumes.

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An entire family dressed up like court jesters. They were having such a great time together. It was nice to see all of them doing this as a family.

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Same family letting David and me pose with them.

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I really thought this guy looked like the Phantom of the Opera. Great shot!

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Colorful flouncy costume.

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Another peek around the column shot with a reveler in purple.

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Madame Butterfly!

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Large group in colorful cone-hat costumes.

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The same group, posing for the picture takers. We really love this photo.

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A husband and wife in red and gold.

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In black and white with beads.

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Unusual set of costumes.

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At first glance, you’d think that this was more than one person. But keep scrolling.

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A pair of revelers in coordinating threads.

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Me posing with a person in very colorful duds.

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These two had my favorite costumes of the whole day.

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Solo pic from the same costumes above.

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Another group of three!

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This last one is David’s all time favorite Venice Carnivale picture.

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Related Reading: What to See and Do in Bolzano, Italy