Friday, June 12, 2015

Paper Faces on Parade!

May 25, 2015 - 

-Cue music-

What a splendid party...the prelude to a bright new year...

...quite a night, I'm impressed...

...Well, one does one's best.

Here's to us!

A toast for the city!


Paper faces on parade


Every face a different shade


Look around, there's another mask behind you.

Grinning yellows, spinning reds

Flash of mauve < - don't know what that is

Splash of puce < - or that (pardon my ignorance.)


After that little musical introduction 
("Masquerade" from "The Phantom of the Opera")
[Oh, and this isn't an endorsement of the play or the film 
- I've never seen either.  I just couldn't pass up this song.]

I'll leave you to enjoy the rest of these portraits from 
the ball on your own and will spare you my lyrical commentary.

Obviously, I could take the time to actually pair the photos up with the lyrics of the song,
but that'd be just a bit too meticulous even for me.  
Plus, I'd have to spend time to look up the definitions for

(pale purple)

and puce.
(a dark red or purple brown color, a brownish purple or a dark reddish brown)

Anyway, enjoy the photos and all the costumes, "but who can name the face?"

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