Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal. It is also known as the "Festival of Colors". The festival signifies victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a way to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships.
In recent years the festival has spread to Europe and North America (and Tempe!) as a spring celebration of love, frolic and colors. [Source: wikipedia]
I was introduced to this festival by co-workers. I was a little concerned about the powder and water with my camera, but Naran assured me that I would have a safe spot away from the elements with a good view of all of the action. He was right! It was fun to photograph and next year I would like to participate...right in the middle of it all. The big camera will need to stay at home and I will bring a water resistant point and shoot. Look for artistic work from my efforts here as the colors and motions were beautiful.
Answers to questions that you may have.
1. It washes off and does not stain. Given that, I still would bring cloths that could stand up to the colors.
2. Ah, yes, you have to drive home afterwards. Clean clothes? blankets for the car?
3. My motivator is in one of the last photos. She had a scarf on her head and covered her hair. That is exactly what I need to do!
Global fun. Boy chases girl. Girl chases boy. You purchase bags of colored powder and toss them in the air, or at a specific person.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Sunday, December 18, 2016
A very special place next to the Lime Tree in Belgravia. It is beautiful with Christmas decorations. The food is always wonderful and I couldn't pass up the Lobster Bisque and the full Turkey dinner with all of the fixings. Creme Brûlée with a fig and plum compote topped of the meal.
Actually, seeing the staff again five and a half years after the last visit was delightful. The middle two were working tonight. What fun and giggles looking at this photo again.
Look back at 2011. There are three posts from the restaurant:
Prices given are in pounds. At this time the exchange rate is 10 pounds = $12.35 US Dollar.
Lobster Bisque was 9.00 pounds
Roast Turkey Dinner was 17.50 pounds
Red wine Cotes du Rhone was 7.50 pounds.
Sparkling water (bottle) was 4.70 pounds.
The optional service charge is listed as 12.5% but you are free to tip more for the awesome service.
"There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign." Robert Louis Stevenson
Friday, December 16, 2016
The original French Fry was made in Belgium. This is the official fry guy. Where did we last see him? In Miami, Arizona. Look at the last photo on this blog post. http://ladeetravels.blogspot.com/2014/03/miami-arizona-antique-stores-on-main.html
Posted by Ladee at 10:18 AM
An organ player greeted people at the entrance to the market.
Posted by Ladee at 9:53 AM