Thursday, 15 October 2009

A cachophony of islanders


... take a warm blast of pipers droning ...


... to that add a wee dramm of fiddlers sawing ...


... confound with a thunder of drums a quivering ...


... harmonise with a swing of lads a lilting ...


... and our couple goes a slinking ...


Visit Arthur's Circus in the Hobart suburb of Battery Point or allow the colour of Australia's island state to wash over you.

21 comments:

Victor said...

Fantastic! You've really captured the spirit of this event. Love the top photo.

Lois said...

Your pictures almost make me feel like I'm there! I like those dancing feet in the first one.

brattcat said...

This is a splendid post, dear Julie! A delight to eye and ear. I'm doing a jig right here at my desk. Thank you for this glorious gift of words and images!

marieloupe said...

Fantastic photos! And fantastic festival! Many women playing huge instruments! Wonderful! I loved all the photos and their motifs!

Sean said...

These are fantastic Julie. Such movement and as Victor said you have really captured this well!!

Martina said...

As all the other commenters already have said: wonderful series. For some reason the photo with the violin on the woman's legs touches me most.

Ann said...

Looks like you had a really good time. Love the movement in the top one.

Ann said...

Back to blogging next week, I hope. Will try and put up some archive shots over the weekend. Then move on to a few holiday teasers, until I get the albums/travel blog sorted. Don't know when I'll get to take some new Sydney shots. Will definitely get some Strangers up over the weekend.

Jacob said...

These are all superb, Julie. I can almost feel like I was there with you! What great fun. What great people. What great music!

And a great post!

Joan Elizabeth said...

A wonderful series ... I too like the violin on the lap one, there is something unexpected and beautiful about it ... the kind of detail you see so well.

raf said...

Bravo, Julie! Thank you for pulling us right into the mix and weaving us through the the swirling patterns and colors, cacophonous pipers, fiddlers and drummers. What a rush! Splendid post!

JM said...

I've been catching up your blog and I have to congratulate you on the fantastic posts, Julie! They are truly wonderful! I'm in awe of some of your photos!

Julian Davis said...

Excellent photos Julie. All captures in the right shot .

Thank you sharing with us .

Mo said...

Looks like a great festival

Hilda said...

That looks like a fantastic festival — and international too! I love taiko performances. Your first photo best sums up the energy and vibrancy of the entire event, I think.

AB said...

What a mix! Scottish bagpipes, Japanese drums and Argentinian tango! About as varied as plants in a botanical garden.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Awesome set of pictures! You have perfectly captured the motion of the dancing feet in your first picture. I bet this festival was fun.

Stephany said...

Fantastic series of photos, Julie. Love the closeup of the bagpipe player. Great detail on the stockings.

Vogon Poet said...

You drove us with few words throught these beautiful images. This time I make no choice, no favorites, the story can't do ithout any of these.
One of the best post I have evere seen and read.

Rob said...

Excellent, absolutely excellent!

Joop Zand said...

Hello Julie

Fantastic pictures, nice colors!

greetings, Joop