Monday, April 13, 2009
Bendigo is huge at Easter and the weather is usually lovely like today was. Charlie was walking in it handing out pamphlets for the CFA however her parents were checking out the patchworkers,textile artists and woodturners when it started. The reason being that is was the quietest time to see everything!
So many talented people and there was a whole display of atc's. There is actually a group here that trades every month or two. They get some great tutors in and play with fabric and paper so I am thinking i may just have to join that one!
Merry exhibited a stunning quilt but i need to get better pics to do it justice. next week.
I did catch the last hour of the procession in the hope of seeing charlie however she was on early. i dont think she minded!
I loved the multiculturism of this year . There seemed to be so many differnt ethnic groups adding their flavour and the colors, costumes and music was wonderful.
We are very lucky to have the Chinese society and dragons and they get bigger and better every year.
loved these two photos....
and the rocky horror show, always makes me want to dance....
loved this,the fountain and its 'statues ' a landmark in the centre of Bendigo.
This is Sun Loong,supposedly the longest dragon in the world.
My only one complaint would be that we dont have the vikings anymore!
When iwas a kid they [uni students] would be whooping and yahooing and letting of crackers just before the dragon. They'd be dressed in tatty hessian, wild hair and covered in dirt.
i think they got too wild in the end for the organisers, however its just not the same without them!