Costumed Characters Converge On Spanish Town

A man dressed as a “Trapajon” and representing a natural entity poses for a picture before a traditional Spanish mask gathering in the small village of Casavieja, Spain.


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Every spring they come from towns across central and northwestern Spain, clad in elaborate costumes – some as trees, others as bears, still others as monsters who could have emerged from some sort of fever dream. First they attend local festivals, often timed to coincide with celebrations of spring. Continue reading »

Animal Lovers Converge on Pet Fair

Summit, an Australian shepherd, makes a leaping catch of a frisbee at the pet trade fair (Heimtiermesse) at Velodrom on November 2, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Exhibitors are showing the latest trends in collars, snacks and other accessories for cats, dogs and other household pets. (Photo by Sean Gallup) Continue reading »