Sorry for the silence – work and a long weekend conspired to divert my attention. On the plus side, the long weekend was photographically productive (Montreal knows how to cram a visually interesting festival or three into a weekend!), so I have a lot of pictures to share. This was from Carifiesta, a festival of Caribbean culture culminating in a street parade through the city centre. I didn’t even know it was on, just happened to wander across the waiting crowds and decided it was worth sticking around to see what happened. Turned out to be a good decision, the parade was a lot of fun to watch and photograph!
I thought I was coming to the end of my Flamenco series, but, looking back through the unedited set, I found a few ‘keepers’ I somehow missed on the first go through. This picture is one of them… goes to show that it is sometimes worth revisiting the archives!
Male Flamenco dancers might not wear skirts, but that doesn’t mean their swirling skills are any less impressive than the ladies.
Time for some more Flamenco. Something about this picture reminds me of Degas‘ ballet dancers, even though objectively there isn’t much similarity. Maybe it’s the colours, or the texture, or just the subject matter…