These "masks" -read costumed people - were photographed at the Carnival of Annecy in the French Alps which takes place the second week-end after Mardi Gras. This week-end was its 12th edition. Many who there had gone to Venice. The costumes are true spendours. Please view photos in their large size so you can admire the incredibly beautiful craftsmanship and imagine the hundreds of hours required to produce such marvels !