"Fred and Ahmed"

Photographer  ‑  Anne Carroll
'But the joys of love are fleeting, For Pierrot and Columbine' ( - taken from 'The Carnival is Over' - The Seekers). Ahmed and Fred wear costumes representing the Romantic and the Melancholic, loosely modelled upon the characters Pierro and Columbine. Pierrot and Columbine were the names of two stock characters in the old Italian pantomime-like theatre known as del'arte . Pierrot was a sad clown in love with the beautiful Columbine who breaks his heart by leaving him for Harlequin.