It's the last day of carnival season here and I'm ready for it to be over. I attended three parades this year, and while fun, as a Christian, I'm not sure I should be patronizing them. The dog parade is probably the least pagan, light-hearted one, which I enjoy the most. I must admit that there's a lot of happiness and good energy flowing through the city during Carnival. Tomorrow begins the somber season of Lent. Even though I'm no longer Catholic, I am surrounded by them, so their custom of giving up something for 40 days makes me want to do the same. Some Catholics have changed tactics and adopted GIVING TO something or someone instead of sacrificing a particular food, alcohol or sinful behavior. Whatever your religion, I think it's good to do both.
Below are some of the beads I collected from the Spanish Town parade. The mask came from an event in New Orleans that my husband attended over a month ago. This is my way of recognizing Fat Tuesday and adding festive color to my project. Laissez le bon temps rouler!
100mm | f/3.5 | ISO 400 | 1/160 sec