Drumming up support: a year of work for a few hours of glory - such is life for "Guggenmusiker", who play popular tunes on brass bands and pounding drums.
Snow? Confetti? Dandruff? There's only one way to find out...
... in any case it's best to keep your mouth shut.
You Tuba: a sense of balance is possibly more important than a sense of rhythm.
Facing the music.
Moon raver: celebrating 40 years since the first moon landing.
Painted piper prances past a perky public.
Wait until I put my mask on...
Victim of yet another one-sided trial, Rababou (centre, hot) is the centre of attention.
This year Rababou burnt quickly, signifying a warm summer.
Fribourg dresses up for five days of carnival.
This content was published on February 24, 2009 - 10:05
Ten thousand people gathered in Fribourg's Old Town on February 22 to witness the Carnival of Bolzes and the sentencing to death, yet again, of poor old Rababou, the unloved embodiment of winter. (All pictures: JJ Béguin)
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