Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Iberian Mask Festival (3 of 3)






Downtown Lisbon

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30 comments:

Kate said...

These last three posts have been wonderfully colorful and quite fantastic! This must be a terrifically fun festival.

Olivier said...

c'est la fete ;) et de belles photos et portraits. j'aime bien la marionnette de l’âne ;)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is quite a festive variety.

ladyfi said...

What a great festival. The costumes are lovely.

Babzy said...

Interestaing serie , it seems to be a fun festival :)

Halcyon said...

These costumes are so bright and lovely!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Really colourful pictures. Well done!

TexWisGirl said...

so cool! such an array of different styles!

Cezar and Léia said...

A rapariga na primeira foto é deslumbrante! Que evento maravilhoso!
Léia

Sylvia K said...

What a fun looking festival! And so colorful! I would love to be to be there in person, but your photos are the next best thing, JM! Fantastic costumes! Thanks for sharing the festival with us!!

Sylvia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

All beautifully vibrant images Jm, but the first image is exquisite, the hair, the kimono and of course the young lady, too beautiful.

JM said...

@PerthDP: It's a traditional shawl she's wearing.

Birdman said...

Now, what are the stories behind the masks?

JM said...

@Birdman: I wish I knew... Sorry! :-) These are really old traditions, some from small villages in Portugal but mostly from Spain.

cieldequimper said...

The first one is gorgeous. Makes me want to listen to Flamenco.

I like the novel way to use Christmas tinsel! :-)

Kay said...

This looks to be filled with tradition. . .and lots of color! Wonderful series!

JM said...

@Ciel: Yes! I bet those 'crowns' were not made of Christmas tinsel in the old days! :-)))

VP said...

Fantasy, creativity and colors, what is better than this for photography?

Andrew said...

Lovely to see...

Jack said...

Everything is so colorful. We don't have anything like it.

Randy said...

These are great. I love the shawl in the first photo.

Stickup Artist said...

That looks like a lot of fun. And that woman's shawl in the first photo is an exquisite work of art.

Karl Demetz said...

Ohhh... this was sure a great event, I would like to have been there! Great photos!

Joan Elizabeth said...

The top shot is particularly lovely

Francisca said...

Fun series of the mask festival, JM. The three boys are adorable how they posed for you. I can almost hear the bells on the belts.

Arija said...

It is so good to see traditions kept up. They are, after all, the spirit of the people.
Beautiful photos.

Arija said...

At a second look at the costumes, I noticed the braids holding up the white socks. In my childhood I used to weave similar braids in intricate patterns for the same traditional purpose.

AGMPRISMA said...

Estas fotos me gustan. sobre todo la de la mantilla.
Un saludo

Steffe said...

We need more festivals like this one where I live. Very colorful.

Nathalie said...

A festival that seems based on an age-old tradition. Striking images.