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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Carnevale 2011

The flight of the Angel took place in ST. Mark's square on Saturday afternoon. This is one of the kickoff events of Carnevale.

Note: In previous years, the Angel has been a celebrity, generally Italian. This year it was a lovely Venetian, 23 yr old Silvia Bianchini.  Silvia was the Carnevale 2010 "Marie".  Each year 12 beautiful young Venetian women are chosen to be the Marie's. They are featured in the Marie's Parade on opening day of Carnevale and also appear at numerous functions during the week. On the last day, one of them is chosen to be "The" Marie.

Because of high winds on Saturday, Silvia did  not wear a 12 meter long portion of her costume.  She looked a bit frightened to me, but thankfully she perservered. She made the descent gracefully!


Michelle said...

Not sure I'd like to spend all that time dangling in the air.
For some reason I thought it was more like a zip line...which goes really fast. She was a good sport about it though.
Thanks for posting it.

Yvonne said...

That harness looked a tad uncomfortable. What a pretty young woman!

Andrew said...

Though very pretty,she doesn't look very angelic! I thought the flight was towards the Palazzo Ducale. Thanks for posting.

LindyLouMac said...

Wow what a brave young lady!

Rob C said...

She really,really din't enjoy that, did she!

But she was very professional and put on a brave face, Bravo!

karen said...

There were high winds on Saturday, I can imagine she was not having fun up there.