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Friday, August 14, 2015

5 in 5 at the Fringe

During August Edinburgh is full of festivals and festival performers and festival goers which all creates a lovely buzz and lots of interesting sights.  As well as seeing plenty of shows I like to wander through the section of the Royal Mile which is shut off to cars and used as a promotion place for shows – lots of performers come here to hand out leaflets and show off their costumes and sometimes perform a bit – there are also street entertainers.  A perfect location for a 5 in 5

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the people who entertain by keeping still seem to have reached a whole new level of props and unlikely poses – I spend all my time trying to work out where the supports are

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the balloon artists always do well too – this would work for item one in the scavenger hunt

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I love bubbles so was as fascinated as all the kids at the giant bubbles – this is not on his head even though it looks like an amazing hat

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these little puppets are so cute – part of a children's fairy tale troupe

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and my favourite sight of the day, and my entry for the scavenger hunt – 2 or more people dressed the same.  These are two different groups – having just taken a photo together – the ones in pink are Korean and the others are from New Zealand

Thanks to Sandie for her monthly suggestion to take photos for 5 minutes and share the best 5.

14 comments:

Alison said...

Trying to catch up on my blog reading ...the weather looks as though it's been good for the Festival this year......some fab photos Helena xx

Eileen T said...

Lovely photos, you've captured the atmosphere and diversity of the festival. I love the NZ costumes in the last one.

Maggie said...

The world we live in gets smaller all the time. The couple with the puppets are a couple of my daughter 's friends from school!

Sandie said...

Wow! What a wonderful collection Helena. I must try and come for the festival one year, it looks amazing. The man on the bike must have very uncomfortable arms holding that pose and I agree about wondering how street artists hold their balance. I saw a man on the South Bank who appeared to be floating. I will send you a photo, it is hard to describe.
You have some wonderful photos for the scavenger hunt, the bouquet and the people wearing the same outfit made me smile. Thank you for taking part in this months 5in5 and for bringing such a lovely and diverse collection.

Sandie said...

Wow! What a wonderful collection Helena. I must try and come for the festival one year, it looks amazing. The man on the bike must have very uncomfortable arms holding that pose and I agree about wondering how street artists hold their balance. I saw a man on the South Bank who appeared to be floating. I will send you a photo, it is hard to describe.
You have some wonderful photos for the scavenger hunt, the bouquet and the people wearing the same outfit made me smile. Thank you for taking part in this months 5in5 and for bringing such a lovely and diverse collection.

Karen said...

What fun! I LOVE those guys from New Zealand! A perfect scavenger hunt find.

Missus Wookie said...

Wonderful collection of people for the hunt, those heels look painful for a long day.

Miriam said...

This is such a fabulous 5 in 5! Love bubble head and bike man. Paul once tried to explain how those floating artists do it. It remains a mystery to me.

Sian said...

It's perfect! Please can we have an extra 5 this month? I'd love to see more

Maggie said...

What I didn't say is what a great set of pictures and I too vote for another five!

Lady Ella said...

Lovely, smiley pics! I'd deffo use the balloon flowers for the bouquet prompt! How funny, your seeing Maggie's girl's friends!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

Looks like you are having much better weather than we are having here

Patio Postcards said...

What a fun outing. The paper bike man (do we know that for sure) is amazing - dedication to his/her craft. I liked the last photo of the NZ and Korean group. The NZ group seem to be able to rock heels much better than me and oh to balance those head pieces at the same time !

Barbara said...

It's wonderful when something like this happens right on your 'doorstep'. Great photos - I with Maggie I would love to see some more.