AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Street Musician


Street musician in Melbourne


Music of shadows
Dappled with haunting sunlight
Waiting on your street


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18 comments:

blogitse said...

He has a perfect spot to play, shadows protecting from the heat...
Happy Sunday!

Jim said...

Great didgeridoo.

manyslices said...

Very cool shadow-y shot.
The red shoes in the back round passing by is a nice contrast touch too, as the rest of the shot is predominately earth tones.
Artistic accident.
Cheers,
Leah

Ralph said...

The musician seems to arise from the shadows on the sidewalk as we walk our normal route through the city. If he did not play we might miss his presence...his music opens our minds with musical art which enhances our day-to-day moves...a n unexpected treat!

robin. said...

love the spirit of a street musician...great shot gemma!!

Sylvia K said...

Fun, different shadow shot, Gemma! I really like it! Hope your weekend is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Chubby Chieque said...

Hi Gemma,

Didgeridoo music instrument is one of the oldest instrument in our history. The street musician seems to handle it carefully.

Very sharp shadows and that means, Victoria have a ball of sunny summer days.

Happy SSS2,
/CC girl

Pam ;) said...

The sound must be haunting as well. Great shadows.

Kathe W. said...

I love digerido (sp?) music!
Great shadows to go with your poem!

Lighthousegal said...

Great shot of the musician playing the didgeridoo. It is an interesting instrument.

Catherine said...

lots of interesting shadowy patterns in this shot...

namaki said...

Wow ! I surely love that one !

Beverley Baird said...

Lovely shadows! Can just imagine him playing that instrument!
Lovely haiku as well.

MyMaracas said...

Beautifully captured. Street musicians add such character to a city. Wish we had some here.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love these guys (although I've never seen one playing a didgeridoo!)... whenever we're in a city where there street entertainers I always stop to listen and I always lose my husband who isn't quite as fascinated!

magiceye said...

Loved the haiku!

edenhills said...

This is a great shot! It's so different from any street musician you would find in my area.

GinaLaughed said...

I love it! Not only is this a great shadow shot but it's a great street shot! Great job!

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