Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Diwali delight.....


It was tres remiss of me not to mention yesterday that the 'Colour Run' on Sunday was sponsored by Swisse to raise money for the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, over $30,000.. way to go Perth!  After the bustle of activities in Northbridge on Saturday walking down through the elegant Supreme Court gardens to the  Swan Festival of Lights celebrating Diwali was balm to the harried soul :) Before the sun went down dancing lessons Bollywood style above and camel rides kept the youngsters happy.....
Later as the sun set over Perth the performances began with an Aboriginal greeting followed by a classical medley of Indian dance, the audience was mesmerized.. all but the young lad sitting in front of me naturellement!
How fab is that backdrop.. the old colonial style of the  Supreme Court buildings built in the 1800's with the ever changing lights of Council House, built in the 'modernist' style in the 1960's behind! That's Perth for you, a wonderful mix of old and new sitting side by side. I hope that your week is off to a good start, take care and stay safe.....

30 comments:

  1. What a fun weekend!! And so colorful! I love it!! I was aware of it being Diwali, but didn't realize that it was such a huge celebration in Australia as well! Fascinating! And I love the dancers! Would really have enjoyed attending this festival! Your terrific captures are the next best thing!! Thanks so much for sharing! Hope your week is off to a great start!!

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  2. Ha, Bollywood style! i like it because it's always so full of color, joy and energy!
    Perfect to begin the week! thank you! :o)

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  3. Lovely colors and good pictures..... i like this post.

    Greetings, Joop

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  4. The architecture really does have a pleasing mix. The celebrations you photograph here are terrific. I am sure those who will be doing something similar tomorrow (our time) in Coventry will be freezing in comparison. (Re my green walls - I am thinking 'moss' but now you have got me thinking :).)

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  5. Colorful fun weekend. I know the music must have been fantastic!

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  6. Look like a lot of fun! And your new header is remarkable! Tres bien!

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  7. You had such an exciting weekend, Grace! Love your shots.

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  8. Elegant.

    You must have been running around all weekend from one colourful event to the next!

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  9. It looks like you had a fun weekend! Very nice photos! Whenever I see new and old buildings near each other, I'm always drawn to the old ones,

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  10. Love the concentration on the children's faces!

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  11. Color! Light! Diwali!
    "If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave." - Mo Willems

    Glad I came to these stories today, mon Ami


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^= <3


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  12. Beautiful photos Grace, I can hear the music of their dances.

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  13. Always such neat color in your photos.

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  14. Very colourful performers. Beautiful shots, Grace!

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  15. Wonderful. I was far too exhausted from hours of walking to stay and watch this show, what a pity.

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  16. These are wonderfully colorful. I didn't see mention of any Diwali celebrations here, but there are enough Indians that they probably did occur.

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  17. My goodness what a diverse country we live in. I do love the vibrancy of these shots Grace. I think you have won the photo journalism award this week for covering all these events in Perth.

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  18. Oh darn, it looks like I missed a fantastic weekend. Luuuurv Bollywood style!
    Your last photo is a prize-winner, Grace.

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  19. I was lucky enough to be in India in the run up to Diwali. The lights and tinsel canopies were a delight to see.

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  20. Gosh, so many happy events where YOU are! Fun to see. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Thanks for your kind words on my Blog Grace. They are really appreciated.

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  22. FAAAAABULOUS colour!! And LOVE the way that young kid in the 1st pic is getting DOWN!!!

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  23. That is a very colourful and varied festival.

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  24. Love the colours worn and used for this festival. And I very much like the motion you've captured in the last two photos.

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  25. Talk about a colorful weekend! You had your choice of events to participate in. I'm so glad you shared these with us. The photos are fabulous.

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  26. What wonderful shots - so vibrant!

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  27. great shots! that little boy in the red tshirt in the first photo makes me smile!

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  28. Beautifully captured! Happy Diwali!!

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