Schemenlaufen (1): Carnival in the snow

Schemenlaufen, a traditional Fasnacht (carnival) procession held only once every four years in Imst, Tirol, Austria (31 January 2016). Pictured here, the two main groups of characters in Schemenlaufen – the Roller (‘jumpers’) and Scheller (‘ringers’), both in elaborate traditional costumes and masks, with the latter wearing huge cowbells around their waists – perform their stylised dance together in the streets during the procession. The Schemenlaufen in Imst is inscribed on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. © Rudolf Abraham

Imst Schemenlaufen carnival in Imst, Tirol, Austria, January 2016, UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage photography © Rudolf Abraham

Schemenlaufen, Imst, Tirol, Austria (January 2016) © Rudolf Abraham

Nikon D700 & 70-200/2.8 & 12 hours of snow, rain and sleet…

Photo copyright © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved. Images may not be copied, stored, distributed or published in any form without prior written permission from Rudolf Abraham.

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