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Month: March 2016

Masks of Venice

Masks of Venice

  Put on a mask and you can disguise your identity and even your personality. You can pretend to be anything you want. The Germans have a word for it – maskenfreiheit or the freedom given by the mask. While the tradition of wearing such face-coverings is as old as civilization itself, there is perhaps no place where this art form is as well-developed as Venice (or the Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia) during Carnevale (Carnival). Why? Perhaps it is a throwback…

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