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Carnivale June 5, 2009

Photo courtesy of Ellen Kokontis, Knox College.
London & Florence program, Spring 2008

“This photograph captures the essence of intense color, motion, nationalism, and individuality we experienced at the International Parade, which is held in Florence every year in celebration of Carnivale. Still fairly new to the city at this point, we didn’t have much of an idea of what it was like to be distinctly Florentine, much less how Florentines viewed the rest of the world. The parade was a kind of introduction for us for learning how to look at the rest of the world through a different lens than our familiar American one.”

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