7 World Events Beautifully Portrayed in Art and Photography

There’s something about the sunshine and warm weather that has us daydreaming about traveling near and far to enjoy some of the world’s most incredible spectacles and festivals. Put these stops on your travel checklist and until your next adventure, use these incredible pieces of art and photography to daydream.

1. Flower Carpet in Brussels, Belgium
Approximately 100 volunteers work together for a few hours to put together this incredible carpet of flowers. It draws thousands of visitors during its short stay each year in Brussels.
Flower Carpet


2. Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain
Perfect for thrill-seekers, the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, is one of the most popular events in the San Fermin festival.
Running of the Bulls


3. Holi Festival in India
The Holi Festival in India is all about color and love. Each year, colorful powders are tossed into the air to create a mesmerizing festival of hues.


4. Carnival of Venice in Venice, Italy
Like a fairy tale, Carnival in Venice, Italy, is full of masquerade balls. Carnival (or Carnaval, depending on the language) began when the Italian government tried to ban celebrations but people found that wearing masks allowed them to party as they wished without any of the consequences. The ban’s been lifted but the parties continue.


5. Albuquerque Balloon Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico
You can’t help but look up at the Albuquerque Balloon Festival in New Mexico. Seeing the sunlight shining through the balloons is truly an unforgettable sight.
Balloon Festival


6. Yi Peng Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand
This annual event in Thailand takes place after dark and creates a mesmerizing scene as people send paper lanterns into the air to ward off bad luck and mark the end of the rainiest season of the year.
Lantern Festival


7. Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan

Bursting with color and the beauty only flowers can bring in the spring, the Japanese Cherry Blossom festival is known world-wide for its breathtaking views and rich cultural traditions.
Cherry Blossom