It is getting close to Carnival time.  Today’s Rio Times has stories telling about lessons on how to Carnival, and where luxury penthouses might be rented to you can watch the festivities sky box style.

We have been to Venice several times and it is where I believe they have the true Carnival.  We have several carnival photographs and posters in our home; I have a collection (two) of carnival masks.  People who have actually been to Carnival report that Carnival is St. Patrick’s Day on mega vitamins.  Here is a picture from Venice, on the Piazza San Marco.