Another week has been and gone here at Nokia Connects, and it’s time to take a step back and see what has been passing us by in the rest of the world. So sit back, enjoy, and remember it’s almost the weekend!
via Voices of Russia
1. Golden Mask Festival, Russia
Moscow’s Golden Mask Festival takes place every April and is two weeks of performances by Russia’s premier drama, opera, dance and musical performers, culminating in a prestigious awards ceremony. Apart from that, it also has some very pretty masks….
2. Las Fiestas de Moros y Cristianos, Spain
Between the 22nd and 24th of April, more than 80 town and villages in southern Spain celebrate the Fiesta de Moros y Cristianos – literally the festival of Moors and Christians. The tradition is supposed to commemorate the Reconquista, the region’s liberation from Muslim rule in the 13th century. Participants dress up in traditional Christian and Arab dress, with swords and muskets, and ride around on horses and camels
3. Auto China 2012
One of the world’s biggest automobile shows, Auto China 2012 is *the* place to go if you want to see the newest, shiniest models in the car industry. It’s an event to remember, even by those not interested in cars, which is why it earns a place here in my Weekly lowdown.
4. Le Printemps de Bourges, France
Le Printemps de Bourges is an annual music festival held in the French town of Bourges (pretty obvious, really). I like this picture because it tells a slightly different story than the usual crowds and bright lights you associate with festivals, and I also really love the play of light and shade on the guitarist’s hands.
5. Liberazione, Italy
April 25 is a national public holiday in Italy (as an Italian, I know these things) and marks the anniversary of the fall of Mussolini’s fascist party in 1945. And, as any holiday in Italy, it’s also a good excuse to skip work and have fun with your friends and family!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this edition of the Week in Pictures. As ever, if you have any of your own images you want to draw my attention to, then shout, tweet, post, write, or snail mail them and I’ll see what I can do!