Fezzik In Paris

Two Americans, three cats, and too many places named "de Gaulle"

Due to my partner in crime’s absence, I am unable to attest to the entertainment to be had at any of the many balls; playing dress-up isn’t any fun alone.

This isn’t to say that one couldn’t tell that we were in the midst of carnevale; in addition to the surprising number of adults in surprisingly high-quality costumes wandering about the city, I saw kids in ninja turtle costumes, college-aged people in Dark Knight regalia (including Batman, Bane, Catwoman, and other hangers-on), huge numbers of people wandering around in 20€ half-masks, and a smattering of the usual steampunk douchenozzles that seem to infest any event in which a costume is involved.

Most of the pictures come from the <em>Feste della Marie</em>, which is apparently a throwback to when the Doge would select 12 pretty commoners and underwrite massive dowries.

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