Travel theme: Mask

If you’ve seen some of my older posts about Wren Day and Devils in Guatemala you might already know about my fascination with masks. So as you can imagine, I was in my element checking out Carnival masks on display in Aachen in the run up to Fasching, and I thought it might make for an interesting theme this week. Here are some of the masks I spotted.

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karneval, carnival, fasching, travel, masks, travelogue, ailsa prideaux-mooney

karneval, carnival, fasching, travel, masks, travelogue, ailsa prideaux-mooney

karneval, carnival, fasching, travel, masks, travelogue, ailsa prideaux-mooney

But it doesn’t just have to be about carnival masks, there was the stone ‘mask’ of the Bocca della Verita – the Mouth of Truth – in Rome

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… and a stealthy alligator in the waters of South Carolina masquerading as a piece of driftwood – but with a set of beady eyes firmly fixed on what he hoped would be his next meal. Gulp.

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How about a wintry mask of snow turning NY’s Central Park into a winter wonderland?

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Are you ready to unmask your own interpretation of this week’s theme? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Mask
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xxx Ailsa

It’s in literature that true life can be found. It’s under the mask of fiction that you can tell the truth. – Gao Xingjian

Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

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