Saturday, February 2, 2008

Carnival: Princesses and Princes #1

It is Carnival time in Malta, as in other parts of the world. So, I went to Valletta this evening (yes, students, I am making progress reading your exams) to see what it was like. As you'll see from the photos, parents dress up their young children and take them out. Some might be in dance contests, but mostly they seemed just to be out. I was struck by how the parents were delighted to let me take a photo. The children, as always here, seem happy and much loved--though some were a bit camera shy. Here as back home, girls like to be princesses and the young boys make fine looking princes and soldiers. Enjoy. It was a very happy evening.

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