Hungary

Mohács: the mask carver

Master mask carver Antal Englert in his workshop, Mohács, Hungary. Photographed during the Busó carnival in Mohács (February 2016) © Rudolf Abraham Nikon D700 & 14-24/2.8 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. To license …

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The Busós of Mohács (3): Where the wild things are

Busó carnival, Mohács, Hungary (February 2016). In the evening, after the procession on the last Sunday before Lent, Busós and spectators dance around a huge bonfire on the main square in Mohács. © Rudolf Abraham Nikon D700 & 14-24/2.8 Photos copyright © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved. Images may not be copied, stored, distributed or …

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The Busós of Mohács (2): Danube crossing

Busó carnival, Mohács, Hungary (February 2016). The Busós of Mohács cross the Danube in traditional wooden boats, on the last Sunday before Lent, before gathering for a procession through the town centre. © Rudolf Abraham Nikon D700 & 70-200/2.8 Photos copyright © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved. Images may not be copied, stored, distributed or …

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The Busós of Mohács (1)

Busó carnival, Mohács, Hungary (February 2016). The Busó carnival or Busójárás is a traditional Shrovetide carnival in the southern Hungarian town of Mohács, in which the busós – local men wearing frightening-looking wooden masks and sheepskins, with cowbells tied around their waists – cross the Danube in boats and parade through the town, banishing winter …

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