May 25, 2015 -
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
(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?"