The World On My Doorstep

An ever-expanding postcard blog

Dutch Carnival

on August 25, 2013

postcards2This amazing card comes from Ilja in the town of Bergen Op Zoom in the Netherlands. It shows one of her own fantastic photos of their internationally famous Carnival, of which Ilja has even been kind enough to send me a link to more photos she has taken! What an amazing photographer she is! I spent ages looking at all the photos! She tells me every year over 20,000 people come to see the Carnival and that her favourite part is the firemen, shown here, who spread confetti from their firetruck – aimed at open windows and pretty women! Ha! Apparently even the church tower is dressed in costume and can even speak! I just love this card and the real window it opens into another culture!


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