This pirate will give you a close shave (IMG_0745a)
This was my last day at the 2011 Carnevale di Venezia, Saturday, 5 March 2011. I spent most of the day wandering around the Piazza di San Marco. On this day there was a big area in the square roped off from the "common people" - to get in you had to fork over about 20 Euros; no way I would do that but when some other people went in a lovely ticket taker just waved me in - and how could I say no to an Italian lass? This area was close to the stage and it was a bit comical and disorganized as they try to organize the costumed characters to get up on stage - and I was in the middle of them - how funny!
After that I wandered aimlessly, just soaking up the ambiance of Carnevale!