Thursday, April 11, 2013

Parade

Another triple meme entry this week!

The splendor of parades for me is just as much, if not more, about the spectators as the participants. I'm always thinking about, say, the crowd scenes and character studies of Leonardo or Breughel... Here are some shots I took during Carnevale (Mardi Gras) in Tuscany, scenes that have not changed much over the last five hundred years...

People and arches, Anghiari
Blaring, Sansepolcro
Costumes, Sansepolcro
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By request, here's a color version of the first photo. The yellow figures toward the back are 10-foot-tall bees in various archetypal outfits (butcher bee, floozy bee, farmer bee, etc.). (Why? Spring is coming, I guess!)
    

18 comments:

Postcardy said...

I like seeing the buildings that line the streets in parade photos.

Little Nell said...

That's a steep street! Parading downhill would be easy - uphill? The brass section may have difficulty holding their notes.

Sharon said...

I really like the first photo. I would like to see it in colour.

Sean Bentley said...

Sharon, I added a color version for you. :)

HansHB said...

Great serie of photos! Nice using B&W!

Vane M. said...

Ótima série, gosto de imagens de eventos tradicionais, perfeito em p&B. Gosto da perspectiva da primeira e da ideia de movimento na segunda. Um abraço!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Interesting to see the busy-ness of street dramas! Fascinating photos!

Joan said...

Spring -- in the time of bees. Delightful photos -- my favorite was the color version, bees and all.

Molly said...

Looks like quite a spectacle, thank you for joining in with The Human Condition

Mollyxxx

Monica said...

Great series! I really like the first photo!
Have a nice weekend:)

Kathy Morales said...

I love a parade!

Mike Brubaker said...

A nice set that almost has sound. I've always enjoyed less sophisticated parades that show more local flavor.

Kristin said...

The first man in the second photo looks like one of my Mullins relatives.

Brett Payne said...
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Brett Payne said...

Steep, narrow streets like these have a characteristic feel about them, and I love exploring towns like this. Makes me impatient to travel again. Great photos thank you.

Wenche said...

Wonderful series :0)

tony said...

Italians do Parades So Well.Somehow they always seem both spontaneous + planned at the same time! Coraggioso! I can hear the Music they are playing!

Dragonstar said...

I like the line of the buildings in your first photo. They've seen it all before, and no doubt will again.