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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Warmer Clime, Warmer Time.

It's been cold with a  bitter North-Easterly coming in from The Minch. I don't like the cold. So I escaped in my photos back to February in New Zealand and the Napier's Art Deco Weekend. It was around 30℃ and nigh on perfect (for me). There are many more where these came from but this is a taster.

Fixed wheel and no brakes (but a lovely smile).
Don't you just love eccentrics?
Money to charity
One of many groups
The only juggler I saw
The Art Deco lunch seating waiting for its bums
A strange way to wear a sporran
Really entering into the spirit of things
Full Highland dress in 30℃: rather them than me

27 comments:

  1. Your photos always make it look like a fun festival to visit Graham.

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    1. Carol the whole week is great but the Art Deco Weekend is a really amazing series of events. I can't think of anything like it anywhere.

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  2. Looks like it was a fun time indeed. I also think that sounds like an ideal temperature! Would have loved to have stopped and listened to the saxophonists and jazz band. I sold my soprano sax, but still have my alto and tenor...I live in hope that I will play them again one day!

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    1. Serenata I hope that you will. I would so love to have had the talent to play a musical instrument because music has been such a huge part of my life but, alas, I didn't have that talent.

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  3. You know how to warm things up on a miserable day.

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  4. That always looks like such a fun weekend with so many people entering into the spirit of the event. Love your photos, especially the eccentric gentleman with his walking stick. Proof you're never too old for a bit of fun!

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    1. Pauline you would love it beyond words: so many people to photograph enjoying themselves.

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  5. I see that 'Art Deco Weekend' is translated liberally. I love the white Royce... Oh how I'd like to own that!

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    1. Rather liberally Cro. It was started to commemorate the rebuilding of Napier in the Art Deco style after the 1931 earthquake destroyed it. Many people do dress up in the styles of the period though.

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  6. I would have loved this. You did a good job, you caught the people and managed to miss the buildings.

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    1. There's a lot going on that week which you would enjoy Adrian from Morris Dancing and Pipe Bands to steam locomotives and hundreds of vintage and veteran cars.

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  7. 30 C! Great if you can dress as you like and do not have to wear full Highland dress... ;-)
    After a wonderfully mild Sunday and start of the week, it has rained a lot last night and is much cooler again. Next week my redecorating project will start; I hope we'll be able to keep windows open most of the time then.

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    1. Good luck with the decorating project. We have had very strong bitterly cold winds this week and snow is forecast for parts of Scotland tonight.

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  8. They sure know how to put on a good show. I agree about the Highland kit in 30°C.

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    1. They do indeed Diane. You have to be pretty sturdy to wear Highland Dress in that temperature.

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  9. It does look so sunny and bright and warm. So un-Scottish though, the combination of bright hot sun and kilts. Although having said that I have experienced some wondeful hot Spring weather in Scotland so I do hope you get some soon!

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    1. Jenny I cannot recall one wet Art Deco Weekend in the decade I was there. Last year we had a good warm dry spell in April and that was the last dry period of any length we had for the rest of the year. It's been a wet winter too.

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  10. Charming pictures, even if some of the costumes don't seem like the best choice for 30°C :)

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    1. There's no such thing, Monica, as a lightweight kilt: just varying degrees of heaviness.

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    2. I'm sure you're right, Graham. But I'm thinking there may still be a degree or two of difference between a short-sleeved white shirt to go with it, vs the full gear with jacket and shawl and furry hat (which probably all have names which at the moment I can't remember, if I ever knew them).

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  11. Great photos!!
    This all looks like so much fun...can't wait for the other photos to make an appearance.
    Loved the jazz band photo the best.

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    1. There's plenty more to come Virginia.

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  12. The light is lovely in these pictures - so sharp! As for the guys with sporrans over their behinds, my guess is that they temporarily twisted them round there so that the sporrans wouldn't interfere with their drumming. Eat your heart out Sherlock Holmes!

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    1. You got it in one Barnaby YP. Impressive sporrans they are too.

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  13. A nice place to escape to. I've just returned....my tower was away being upgraded and boy...how I missed it! I was forced to use my laptop that I very rarely use. So nice to have my old friend back home again!

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    1. For a second Lee I thought you were talking about your stately residence and you were forced to use your laptop whilst you were in exile. I don't think I could go back to having a desktop computer: I'd have to sit in my study all the time and I like to be where the fancy takes me.

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